Panel: Journalists to Discuss Free Press, First Amendment


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Women March in Seneca Falls will host a panel discussion of media professionals, “People for Free Press…a First Amendment Right,” on March 25, 2017 at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park. This non-partisan, inclusive event seeks to inform about the U.S. Constitution’s right of a free press. Panelists will focus remarks on the First Amendment right to a free press and their personal/professional experience with efforts in the US to diminish that right. A Q&A will follow the presentations.

Panelists include: Christina Abt, freelance journalist, radio commentator, and author, Crown Hill, A Novel of Love, Life and The Afterlife; Jeff Cohen, Associate Professor of Journalism, Ithaca College and author, Cable News Confidential: My Misadventures in Corporate Media; Steve Collins, Statehouse Reporter, Sun Journal, Lewiston, ME; David Connelly, Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, Cayuga Community College, former managing editor of The Citizen, Auburn, NY, and publisher of Finger Lakes Business Almanac; Michael Connor, Park Foundation Program Associate and former executive editor of the Post Standard, Syracuse, NY; Ellen Leahy, social media strategist, freelance writer and blogger; Jackie Majerus, Executive Director, Youth Journalism International.

This event will be held at the Women’s Rights National Historical Park Visitors Center, 136 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, NY from 1 to 4 pm on March 25, 2017.

To register, click here. For more information contact Melina Carnicelli at, mcarnice@roadrunner.com.

Women’s Rights National Historic Park is open Friday through Sunday from 9 am to 5 pm. For more information about the park and upcoming programs, visit their website or call (315) 568-0024.

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