Published on Saturday, 04 September 2010 15:11
This coming Wednesday, September 9th, The Association for Women Journalists and the Chicago Headline Club present "Bleeping Golden: Insiders' Stories of Covering the Blago Trial." This will be a large panel discussion featuring many Chicago-area journalists, who will go beyond the the basic trial coverage and extreme fascination with former Governor Blagojevich, but will instead give an inside peek into courtroom coverage, and what the story meant to the journalists assigned to cover it. Reporters will share their observations of the Blago trial from their unique perspectives.
Questions to be covered include:
- How was covering this trial different than covering other trials?
- What could have been covered more effectively?
- Did Blagojevich's obvious attempt influence the jury through his media appearances succeed?
- Did the unusual events of this trial raise or lower the bar for coverage of future trials?
Among the panelists expected are:
- Jeff Coen, Chicago Tribune
- Cheryl Corley, National Public Radio's Chicago Bureau
- Natasha Korecki, Chicago Sun-Times
- Dawn Reiss, Time Magazine
- Steve Rhodes, Beachwood Reporter
- With others still to be named.
WLS-AM's Bill Cameron, a 40 year veteran of political reporting, will be the moderator of the event, which is offered in cooperation with Columbia College's Journalism Department.
"Bleeping Golden: Insiders' Stories of Covering the Blago Trial" will be held at Columbia College's Film Row Cinema, located on the 8th floor of the Ludington Building at 1104 S. Wabash Avenue in Chicago. Wednesday's event is scheduled to be from 6:00pm-8:00pm.
The event is open to the public, but tickets are required and seating is very limited. Tickets are available HERE
. The event is free for members of the Association for Women Journalists and the Chicago Headline Club. It is also free for Columbia College's students, faculty and staff. The cost is $20 the public and non-member journalists. Proceeds from ticket sales will benefit AWJ and CHC's continuing education programs.
WBEZ-FM's web-based audio program, Chicago Amplified
, will be recording the event to archive on their webpage.