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Published: Sept. 9, 2009

How will we get our news? Media panel set for Sept. 16

In “The Soloist,” this year’s “One Book, One Community” book selection at Michigan State University, author Steve Lopez laments the demise of newspapers, with their power to tell a story and inspire action.

Russ White, a communications manager at MSU University Relations, will facilitate a discussion on the future of news at 7 p.m. Sept. 16 in the Lincoln Room at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center at MSU. The event and parking is free.

In conjunction with the Central Michigan chapter of the Public Relations Society of America and the MSU chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America, experts in both the "old" and "new" media will discuss where readers will get their news in the future, and what they will gain and lose in the process.

Panelists Ron Dzwonkowski, associate editor of the Detroit Free Press; Cindy Goodaker, executive director of Crain’s Detroit Business; and Bill Emkow, editor-in-chief of MLive.com, will discuss the future of the news industry and the evolution in digital media.

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"The Soloist" author and Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez talks about the state of journalism in 2009 and answers the question, "Where will we get our news?"

"The Soloist" author and Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez talks about the state of journalism in 2009 and answers the question, "Where will we get our news?"

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