The Press Club of Long Island presents an online panel discussion on “How the Media Has Covered Black Lives Matter and Other Diversity Issues in a Polarized Era” Thursday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m.
The distinguished panel will include:
• Monte Young, Newsday assistant managing editor
• Wasim Ahmad, journalism professor at Quinnipiac University
• Rima Dael, WSHU station manager
• Scott Brinton, the Press Club’s president and executive editor of Herald Community Newspapers, will moderate.
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Monte R. Young is an assistant managing editor for Newsday Media Group. Monte joined the staff in 1987 as a town reporter, worked on the copy desk, became a special writer covering local, state, national and minority affairs issues and Nassau County government, and did two six-month tours in Albany. He then became an editor on the Long Island desk, Sunday night editor, deputy editor for towns and deputy political editor. Monte is a prime mover in forging Newsday’s partnership with News 12. He is also working to link the editorial desk with Newsday’s studio by including both daily coverage and joint print/broadcast projects.
Wasim Ahmad, a journalism professor at Quinnipiac University, is a journalist and educator who previously has taught multimedia journalism at Syracuse University and Stony Brook University. He previously worked for newspapers in Minnesota, Florida and upstate New York. He is a Ph.D. candidate at Syracuse University.
Rima Dael, who is originally from the Philippines, came to WSHU from New England Public Radio, where she was the executive director of development & major gifts.
Scott Brinton is executive editor of the 18-edition Herald Community Newspapers in Nassau County and an adjunct associate professor of journalism at Hofstra University’s Herbert School of Communication. He has also free-lanced for Newsday and The New York Times.