Thursday May 21st, promises to be an interesting day for media-watchers in Chicago. That is when IFC is bringing together some of the city's top newspaper, television and Web news executives to discuss the sustainability and future of journalism in the Windy City.
The panel is comprised of: Don Hayner, editor-in-chief, Chicago Sun-Times; Gerould Kern, editor-in-chief, Chicago Tribune; Carol Marin, political correspondent, NBC-owned WMAQ-Channel 5 and Sun-Times columnist; Jeff Kiernan, news director, CBS-owned WBBM-Channel 2/Chicago; Marcus Gilmer, editor, Chicagoist.com, and Tran Ha, editor, Red Eye and TheMash. Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan will make opening remarks. Also added to the panel at the last minute is noted former Washington Post investigative reporter and Vanity Fair contributing editor Carl Bernstein.
The event is being held in conjunction with "The IFC Media Project," a documentary airing on IFC that aims to draw back the curtain on news coverage. The Thursday panel discussion is slated to begin at noon at the Newberry Library, 60 W. Walton.