Feb 17 2017
10:13 am

What: LWV local news media forum
When: Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 1:30pm
Where: Lawson McGhee Library community room, 500 W. Church Ave

KNOXVILLE, TN - Have you ever wondered how newsmakers choose what stories to tell? The League of Women Voters of Knoxville/Knox County (LWVKKC) wants to help demystify this process for the public by allowing you to hear from some of our local media. Members of the League and the general public are invited to join us on Saturday, February 18th from 1:30 - 3:30 in the community room at Lawson McGhee Library (500 W. Church Ave Knoxville, TN 37902). We will be joined by the following panelists:

Brandon Hollingsworth, host of WUOT's All Things Considered

Jack McElroy, Editor of the Knoxville News Sentinel

Jay Quaintance, Assistant News Director at WATE

The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization encourages informed and active participation in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

michael kaplan's picture

I'm wondering why The Mercury

I'm wondering why The Mercury is not represented on the panel.

jbr's picture

Good question

Good question

fischbobber's picture

For that matter.....

Where is the representative from Knoxviews on this panel?

Knoxgal's picture

More than 65 people

More than 65 people attended this thoughtful and informative session. The panel concluded with enthusiastic applause from the audience. The League is to be commended for sponsoring this high quality program.

Consider supporting the League of Women Voters of Knoxville and Knox County (link...)

michael kaplan's picture

Maybe the League should be

Maybe the League should be supporting women journalists by having at least one on their panel. It seems at least half of the investigative reports in The Mercury are written by women, so why has this excellent paper been excluded?

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