May 1, 2012

SandBoxBlogs: Aspen Daily News "News in brief"

Hey, how about the local Democrats?

What do they think this is?  A tea party?  An occupy the spotlight?  A revolution for independence?

Arab spring, maybe.

Lordy, lordy.  The Aspen Dem's/liberals/moderates/?  are taking on the media.

Suggestion?  Tweet it in a live stream so that everyone can participate without those pesky ink barrels being able to identify them in a 'media line up'.....

Aspen Daily News staff:
"A panel regarding Aspen’s unique media environment..(lol..."unique"...(sbn))  on Wednesday kicks off an off-season discussion series produced by the Aspen Democracy Initiative.

Aspen Daily News managing editor Curtis Wackerle, Aspen Times editor Ryan Slabaugh and Aspen Public Radio reporter Luke Runyon will take part in a panel discussion moderated by Steven Wickes of the Aspen Community Foundation. The event is scheduled from 6-9 p.m. at BB’s Kitchen, 525 E. Cooper Ave. in Aspen.

Panelists will share their insights on the local media, discuss how they develop stories and how they approach covering local politics and policy. They also will take questions from the audience.

Wednesday’s discussion, titled “The News Media in Aspen,” is the first in the Democracy Dialogues series that will take place each Wednesday in May at BB’s.

Future topics include “Building Schools in Afghanistan and Pakistan” with Silbi Stainton of the Marshal Direct Fund, May 9; “The Business of Environmental Policy” with Auden Schendler and Matt Hamilton of the Aspen Skiing Co., May 16; “What the Heck is a SuperPac” with Reagan White House counsel Peter Wallison, May 23; “Happy Hour with Sen. Gail Schwartz,” state senator for the Aspen region, wraps up the series on May 30......"  (Read more?  Click title)
"Unapologetically pursuing and tracking patterns within the news others make since 2010."

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