University of Massachusetts sophomore and Media Giraffe Project intern Matt Cadwallader wrote this blog observation after helping to videotape the Tues., March 11, 2008 gambling-issues forum at Quinnipiac University for the New England News Forum. VIDEO / NEWS STORY
The gambling forum at Quinnipiac University on Tuesday evening came off as a fascinating preview of all the issues Massachusetts, if it goes through with the Patrick administration's proposal to build three new casinos in the state, should brace itself for in the coming years. The diverse set of panelists allowed the audience a sneak-peak into the problems now affecting Connecticut's gaming facilities. The discussion ranged from the tremendous effect of casinos on state coffers as well as the economy as a whole to a passionate exchange over the sovereignty of Native American reservations.
HAMDEN, Conn. – Public officials, journalists, researchers and an executive assessed the impact and reporting of casino gambling on New England -- the experience in Connecticut and the promise in Massachusetts -- during a free, public symposium on Tuesday, March 11, hosted by Quinnipiac University and co-sponsored by the Connecticut Council on Problem Gambling.
My name is Doug Cox-Urbach and I am a Celtics fan organizing a road trip to watch the Celtics play in San Antonio, Houston, Dallas and New Orleans in March. We will leave Sunday March 16 and return Sunday March 23. The website has all the Info on the trip and can be found at www.yourbostonceltics.com or you can contact me.
THIS IS NOT A SCAM I have been in touch with the Celtics director of marketing Mackenzie Silvero and account service manager Shannon Tipton. Where they (Celtics) are not sponsoring this trip and have nothing to do with it. They are at least aware of who I am and what I am trying to do. BUT, they are not endorsing the trip. I had asked them for permission to do that, but I would have to be a corporate sponsor and I don't have 100K+ a year to drop.
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ABOVE, from left: Hume, Crossley, Williams, Wilpers (VIEW MORE PHOTOS)
MediaNation blogger and Northeastern University journalism professor Dan Kennedy highlights a philosophical exchange between Ellen Hume and John Wilpers on the classic question -- should newspapers lead or follow the public in making news judgements? Read what Kennedy wrote on his blog. The exchange occurred at the innaugural "Civic News Library Listening Series" event of the New England News Forum at the Boston Public Library on Thurs., May 17. Nearly 40 people attended. (LAUNCH STREAMING VIDEO / 1 hour, 31 mins. / QUICKTIME OR FLASH); Also learn about Jim Caralis' OpenMass project and Pete Stidman's Alliance for Community Journalism.
From left: Hume, Crossley, Wilpers, Williams
Sweeping changes in the technology and economics of news that create new opportunities for building community are the topic when the New England News Forum holds its first “Civic News Library Listening Series” event Thurs., May 17 at the Boston Public Library. The 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. event is free and public and will include a Q&A session during which the audience can share ideas and initiatives at local community building. The session (PROGRAM DETAIL) is entitled: “Restoring Media Trust: The News Revolution -- What Does It Mean to Your Community?” (FULL RELEASE -- PDF DOWNLOAD) Among expert speakers will be John Wilpers, editor of BostonNOW, the new free daily newspaper; Ellen Hume, director of the Center on Media & Society at UMass-Boston and founder of the Ethnic Media Project; Callie Crossley, of WGBH’s “Beat the Press” and NPR’s “News & Notes”, and Lisa Williams, originator of H2Otown.info, a citizens-news website for the city of Watertown and an acknowledged expert on so-called “placeblogs” – a term she’s coined. For more information, contact the New England News Forum at UMass Amherst by phone at (413) 577-4370 or email to email@example.com or go to the website, http://www.newenglandnews.org