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Beacon to Hold Forum on Faith, Press & Politics


            On Thursday February 16, 2012 at 7 p.m. The Beacon, Merrimack College’s newspaper will celebrate its 10th Anniversary of publishing with a Forum on Faith, Politics, and the Press The forum will be held in the Rogers Center featuring prominent political journalists and a moderator. The conversation will be driven by audience questions. Panelists will include Glen Johnson, politics editor for The Boston Globe, Julie Mehegan, deputy editorial page editor for The Boston Herald, John Toole, political reporter for the Eagle Tribune, and Dan Kennedy, blogger at Media Nation, and professor of journalism at Northeastern University. Jim Chiavelli, The Beacon’s faculty adviser, will moderate the conversation. Chiavelli spent time in Afghanistan as a journalist, and has held editorial positions at several Massachusetts papers. He currently works at Northeastern University in the Office of the Senior Vice President and General Counsel.

The Beacon is the official student newspaper of Merrimack College. The Beacon is governed by Ashley Sarris, ’12, Editor in Chief, and Patrick Lawlor, ’13, Associate Editor in Chief. Kayla Morong, ’12, Sports Editor is also a member of the Executive Board of Directors.

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