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Medford Open Forum Takes on Current Issues in Media and Society

Updated: Mar 30, 2021

An online forum organized by the Medford Democrats will tackle a number of important topics including media and journalism, multi-cultural issues, local and regional development, and environmental issues. The monthly forums are free, will be presented online via Zoom and are open to everyone regardless of political affiliation.

The first forum, "Real News/ Fake News: Navigating the Disinformation Age," is scheduled for April 7 at 7 pm and will explore the role of independent journalism and news reporting and importance of critical thinking.

Speakers include:

  • Katie Colaneri, Assistant News Director for WHYY. Colaneri first joined WHYY in 2013 as a reporter and covered a variety of beats from energy and the environment to local politics and income inequality. Now as Assistant News Director, She helps plan and edit WHYY’s coverage, including daily news, features, and special projects. Colaneri is a New Jersey native and currently lives in Philadelphia suburbs.

  • Neill Borowski, Publisher of the hyper-local news site Borowski, a resident of Evesham, NJ, has worked as a journalist since 1975, including roles as a reporter with Philadelphia Inquirer and editor or executive editor roles with a number of daily newspapers.

  • Jaime Fauver, School Library Media Specialist at Lenape High School in Medford. Fauver has worked at the high school for 15 years and works with students to navigate the world of information and become lifelong learners who are critical thinkers and evaluators of information.

Upcoming Medford Open Forums include:

April 28th — Making Medford More Pedestrian and Bike Friendly

May 19th - Making Medford More Inclusive

June 9th - Path to a Post Covid Future

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