Monday, June 24, 2013

Newsroom Confidential at Adas Yoshuron Thursday, June 27, 7 p.m.

Two prominent award-winning journalists, Lynn Povich and Stephen Shepard, will be at Adas Yoshuron in Rockland talking about the news media —past, present, and future — on Thursday, June 27 at 7 p.m. 

 The talk is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a dessert reception and book signing.

Lynn Povich, the first female Senior Editor at Newsweek, has written “The Good Girls Revolt,” a book about the landmark lawsuit she and 45 other women brought against Newsweek in 1970 for gender discrimination. She will discuss what’s changed — and what hasn’t — for women in the workplace. Lynn is a cousin of AY member Jo Dondis of Camden.

Steve Shepard, the former Editor-in-Chief of Business Week and the founding dean of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, has written an insightful and personal book about one of the most important questions of our times: How will journalism make the transition to the digital age? His memoir, “Deadlines and Disruption,” was published last summer.

Lynn and Steve, who met at Newsweek, have been married for 34 years. An interview with Lynn and Steve will be aired today, Monday, June 24, on MPBN. Please check the MPBN website for details. Please join us on Thursday, June 27 for what promises to be a fascinating look at the world of journalism by two insiders. For more information, call 207-594-4523, or email yoshuron@midcoast.com.