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

Journalism is, no doubt, a tough, time-consuming business, often with late hours and unpredictable schedules dictated by the news cycle. How does one balance family life with a career in a profession as demanding as journalism?

That will be the subject of an upcoming Press Club of Long Island panel discussion, ‘A high-wire balancing act: Do journalism and family mix?” Hear from from four pros, all married, all with kids, on how they’ve made it all work.

The panel will feature:

• Shawna Van Ness, Newsday senior assistant managing editor for features and entertainment.

• Kim Como, Newsday communications manager.

• Jeff Bessen, Herald Community Newspapers senior editor and PCLI board member.

Scott Brinton, Herald Community Newspapers executive editor and PCLI president, will moderate.

The discussion will take place:

• At: Herald Community Newspapers, 2 Endo Blvd., Garden City 11530, off Exit M3W on the Meadowbrook Parkway.

• When: Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 6-7:30 p.m.

• Pizza will be served at 6. Discussion will begin promptly at 6:30.

• For more: Email Scott Brinton at sbrinton@liherald.com.



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