A high-wire balancing act: Do journalism and family mix?

Journalism is a tough profession, often with long, unpredictable hours and, at times, extended assignments far from home. Having a family as a journalist, therefore, can be even tougher.

Hear from some of Long Island’s most respected journalists how they have managed family life, including having kids, with the demands of a fast-paced profession at the upcoming Press Club of Long Island’s panel discussion, “A high-wire balancing act: Do journalism and family mix?”

Among the speakers will be:

  • Jeff Bessen, senior editor at Herald Community Newspapers, husband and father.
  • Kim Como, communications manager, Newsday Media Group, wife and mother.
  • Carl Corry, Suffolk Community College journalism instructor, GreaterMoriches.com executive editor, husband and father.
  • Shawna VanNess, assistant managing editor for lifestyle and entertainment at Newsday, Hofstra professor, wife and mother.

Scott Brinton — Herald executive editor, Hofstra professor, husband and father — will moderate.

The event is open to journalists at all points in their careers, but is highly recommended for those in the early stages and for student journalists.

Where: Newsday, 235 Pinelawn Road, Melville.

When: Thursday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m.

Pizza will be served.

RSVP to pressclubofli@gmail.com.

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