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NMSU to host virtual panel discussion for Sunshine Week 2021

Release Date: 15 Mar 2021
NMSU to host virtual panel discussion for Sunshine Week 2021

New Mexico State University will host a panel discussion for Sunshine Week 2021 at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 24. This year’s topic will be “DEAD or ALIVE: Will Local News Survive? A discussion of journalism’s future.” The virtual event requires attendees register at

“While news organizations have been under extreme economic pressure, over the last year they continued to report on some very major, very important stories,” said David Irvin, NMSU business and government documents librarian. “All of our panelists are working journalists from the region, so I look forward to hearing how they covered their beats in the midst of the pandemic.”

In its ninth year at the NMSU Library, Sunshine Week is a national initiative that was created by the American Society of News Editors to educate the public about the importance of open government.

Peter Goodman will serve as moderator for the panel discussion. He is a Las Cruces-based columnist and radio personality. Panelists include Walt Rubel, Las Cruces journalist and radio personality; Kathleen Sloan, publisher and journalist at the Sierra County Sun; Algernon D’Ammassa, reporter and columnist for the Las Cruces Sun-News; and Susan Dunlap, reproductive justice reporter at the NM Political Report.

For more information contact Irvin at 575-646-6925. The NMSU Library, Tim Parker, an NMSU alumnus, NMSU Department of Journalism and Media Studies and Las Cruces Press Women are presenting this event.

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