The Press Club of Long Island will host a Zoom panel on “The State of Journalism and Democracy in 2021” on Thursday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m.
Email Bill Bleyer at BillBleyer@gmail.com for the Zoom link. RSVP is required.
The all-star lineup of speakers will include:
Yamiche Alcindor is the White House correspondent for the “PBS NewsHour” and a contributor for NBC News and MSNBC. Previously, Alcindor worked as a national political reporter for The New York Times, where she covered the presidential campaigns of Donald Trump and Sen. Bernie Sanders, as well as Congress. Before joining The Times, she was a national breaking news reporter for USA Today and a reporter at Newsday.
In 2020, the White House Correspondents’ Association named Alcindor the recipient of the Aldo Beckman Award for Overall Excellence in White House Coverage, and the National Association of Black Journalists named her Journalist of the Year.
Jim Klurfeld is a visiting professor of journalism at Stony Brook University. He was vice president and editor of the editorial pages of Newsday after nearly 40 years at the paper. Klurfeld is able to discuss his expertise as a journalist covering national politics, as a professor teaching a course about the relationship between the press and presidencies over the last 60 years, and as a journalism educator.
Meena Bose is executive dean for public policy and public service programs and director of the Peter S. Kalikow Center for the Study of the American Presidency at Hofstra University.
J.D. Allen, assistant news director at WSHU Public Radio and a Press Club of Long Island board member, will moderate.