Worcester panel tackles role of media in civic life

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The Worcester Regional Research Bureau held a “Role of the Media in Civic Life” panel discussion at Holy Cross Tuesday, April 7 featuring several figures from the Central Mass news media, and while the topic focused on the media’s civic responsibility, other hot topics, including diversity in the news community, the future of print journalism, balance in local media coverage and the use of social media all were raised.

The panel discussion, which took place in Holy Cross’s Hogan Center, was presented by the Research Bureau, now in its 30th year, and featured Charter TV news director Andy Lacombe, Worcester Magazine editor Walter Bird Jr., WTAG radio talk show host Jordan Levy and Telegram and Gazette publisher James Normandin. Dan Kennedy of Northeastern University moderated.

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