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What lies ahead for journalism? Check out our panel discussion Mar. 7!

March 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

| Free

In Conversation at the P&P: The Future Of Journalism

As The Pen & Pencil Club celebrates its 125th anniversary year, we’ve arranged a panel discussion to talk about the future of journalism in Philadelphia and beyond. How have social media, 24 hour news cycles, and the current administration changed the game? What are the challenges we face? What do we see happening to print, radio, and online news?

We have assembled an outstanding panel for discussion, hosted by P&P Governor and Fresh Air with Terry Gross associate producer of digital media Molly Seavy-Nesper.

This conversation will take place on Wednesday, March 7 at 8 p.m. at the club. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the kitchen will be open so come early for a good seat, a meal, and a stiff cocktail. Active members can bring 1 non-member guest.

Meet our panel:

Cassie Owens is a modern life reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News. On her beat, she covers culture and trends around the city and region. Cassie is a native Philadelphian and Brown University alumna.

Katie Colaneri is WHYY’s Assistant News Director. She first came to the station in 2013 as a reporter for StateImpact Pennsylvania, a public media collaboration covering the state’s energy economy and the environment. In 2015, she led WHYY’s coverage of Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S. and was part of the team that covered the Philadelphia mayor’s race. Now as Assistant News Director, Katie helps plan and edit WHYY’s coverage, including daily news, features and special projects.

Josh Middleton is the editor of Time Out Philadelphia, where he covers arts and events happening in the city, and man’s multiple social media accounts for the outlet. His previous work experience includes Philadelphia City Paper, Philadelphia magazine and the Philadelphia Citizen.

Sameer Rao is a reporter for Colorlines, focusing on arts & culture news. As a freelance writer, Sameer’s work has appeared in Stereogum, VICE’s Noisey, Under the Radar, Splitsider, Philadelphia City Paper, WXPN’s The Key, PhillyVoice, the Public School Notebook, and Independent Restaurateur. His writing primarily focuses on music, comedy, theatre, film, social entrepreneurship, race, media, gender, critical theory, pop culture, and where all of those things intersect.



March 7
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Pen & Pencil Club
1522 Latimer Street
Philadelphia, 19102 United States