Upcoming speakers: Jonathan Jones, Geoff Roth

A message from President Frank Barrows

Jonathan Jones

Jonathan Jones

* March 12, “A Conversation With Jonathan Jones,” 6:30 p.m., Dilworth Grille, 911 East Morehead Street. Jones is the director of the North Carolina Open Government Coalition and its Sunshine Center at Elon University. He’s a former reporter for the Greensboro News & Record and a graduate of UNC-Chapel Hill’s law school. He’ll bring us up to date on FOI and open-meetings situations in North Carolina, including recent developments around record fees. If you’ve run into FOI roadblocks, this is an opportunity to seek advice.

* April 9, “A Conversation With Geoffrey Roth,” 6:30 p.m., Dilworth Grille. Roth is vice president of local content at WJZY, the new Fox operation in Charlotte. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and has worked in television news at stations across the country. You’ll recall that Roth was originally scheduled as the guest for our February 12 meeting, which was canceled because of snow.

Food, drink, networking, fellowship, and interesting discussions about journalism. Bring a colleague. Bring two.

By the way: Attached to this e-mail is a flyer you can print out and put up in your newsroom or office about our March 12 meeting. Please help us publicize our meeting.

Frank Barrows

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