Jan. 18, 2021 By Michael Dorgan
A public forum discussing the current state of the news media in Queens – and its outlook for the future – will take place on Jan. 19 from 2 p.m.
The forum, which is being organized by the Queens Chamber of Commerce via Zoom, will feature some of the borough’s leading media experts who will share their views on the rapidly-changing industry.
The group will discuss the impact COVID-19 lockdowns have had on the local news sector in Queens.
How have media outlets adapted to reporting and producing the news during these extraordinary times? What do these changes mean for the future of newsrooms and the coverage of community news?
Christian Murray, editor and co-publisher of the Queens Post, will be among the panelists. Murray established the Post in 2010 having previously worked for Newsday and Thomson Reuters.
Murray has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize and won the New York State Associated Press Association award in business writing in 2002.
Other panelists include Mark Weidler, publisher of the Queens Chronicle; Tony Barsamian, editor and publisher of the Queens Gazette; Kate Bliss, publisher of the Metropolitan Airport News; David Brand, managing editor of the Queens Daily Eagle; Walter Sanchez, editor-publisher of the Queens Ledger/Brooklyn Star News Group and This is Queensborough magazine; and Tom Grech, president and CEO of the Queens Chamber of Commerce
Jeff Simmons executive vice president of Anat Gerstein will moderate the discussion.
Tickets to the event are free and interested participants are required to register in advance at the following link.