Thursday: Media and the 2008 election


It's tough competing with David Gergen, but yours truly will be among the panelists offering a look-back this Thursday at media coverage of the 2008 presidential election. It's part of two events scheduled for Journalism Day at the University of Rhode Island.

The morning program is "Maintaining Journalistic Standards in a 24-hour News Cycle," and will begin at 11 a.m. in Atrium One in the Memorial Union. Panelists are Joel "Ed" Medina, director of multimedia development, BostonGlobe/; John Martin, editor of; Fred Harwood, managing editor for online content/new media at the New Bedford Standard-Times. Moderator is Sheila Mullowney, executive editor, The Newport Daily News

The evening program, "Lipstick on a Pig: A Look back at the Election," begins at 7 p.m. in Swan Hall auditorium. Panelists are Jill Lawrence, a national political writer at USA TODAY and a former columnist for The Associated Press; Dr. Marc A. Genest, a professor of strategy and policy at the Naval War College and a former political science professor at the University of Rhode Island; and Ian Donnis, news editor and reporter for The Providence Phoenix. Moderator is Scott Pickering, managing editor of East Bay Newspapers and president of the Rhode Island Press Association.

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