The Future of News: In Their Words... A Panel of Teens at The City Club of Cleveland

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 03/05/2007 - 09:47.
03/15/2007 - 12:00
03/15/2007 - 13:30

CLEVELAND, OH—High school and college-aged panelists will discuss how and why they use and don’t use traditional and newer media at noon on Thursday, March 15, 2007, at The City Club of Cleveland. Richard D. Hendrickson, PhD, assistant professor of communications at John Carroll University, will serve as moderator for this final in a series of four programs.

In Their Words: Teens as Media Consumers and Predictors presents three teenagers who will offer their opinions and predictions on where mainstream TV, print, web, and radio must go next to keep and attract younger news consumers.

Panelists are as follows:

  • Reid FitzGerald, Lakewood High School student
  • Katie Mahoney, John Carroll University student and managing editor of The “Carroll News”
  • Michelle McCafferty, Cleveland State University student and reporter for The “Cleveland Stater”

The Future of News Media is a four-part series, in partnership with the Society of Professional Journalists, Cleveland Chapter, that explores the changing state of mainstream media’s approach to delivering the news, how the public and journalists are responding to the news evolution, implications of media ownership, regulation and technologies for an informed democracy, and what media critics like and dislike about local news. Series participants will also attempt to predict the future of news and how consumers will want and use it.

Tickets for this City Club Special Program are $15 for members and $25 for non-members. Lunch is included. Reservations are required at least 24 hours in advance of the event. They can be purchased by calling The City Club at 216.621.0082 or visiting the website at

Established in 1912 to encourage new ideas and a free exchange of thought, The City Club of Cleveland is the oldest continuous free speech forum in the country, renowned for its tradition of debate and discussion. The City Club’s mission is to inform, educate and inspire citizens by presenting significant ideas and providing opportunities for dialogue in a collegial setting.


  Missy S. Toms Director of Membership & Marketing The City Club of Cleveland 850 Euclid Ave., 2nd Fl. Cleveland, OH 44114 216.621.0082 888.223.6786 F: 216.621.0129 mtoms [at] cityclub [dot] org To become a member or make a reservation, visit us at


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