Life After The Newsroom
"Life After The Newsroom" is a free luncheon, networking event and roundtable discussion to be held at Montclair State University. It will feature a panel of people who have either been let go from legacy organizations or who took a buyout, and who have forged new or different career paths for themselves. The panel includes Chris Satullo, formerly of WHYY and now of Keystone Civic Ventures; Mike Rispoli, formerly of The Star-Ledger and now of Free Press; Sandy Levine, formerly of NJN and now an independent video producer; John Mooney, also formerly of The Star-Ledger and now of NJ Spotlight; and and Solomon Jones, a columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News and morning host for 900 AM WURD radio in Philadelphia.
And separately, after the luncheon and discussion, Montclair State University Assistant Professor and acclaimed photojournalist Tom Franklin will lead a small discussion focused specifically on life after lay-off for photojournalists. Joining him will be April Saul, a former Philadelphia Inquirer photojournalist who has, for the last three years, written and photographed extensively about Camden, NJ, using Facebook as her platform. Joining April will be Gary Herhsorn, a freelance photojournalist/photo editor based in the NYC metro area. After 21 years as a full time photographer, and manager at Reuters he was laid-off in 2014.
The event is open to all recently laid-off New Jersey journalists, otherwise displaced communications professionals, or those actively seeking work in journalism. Space is limited to the first 75 registrants.
We'll begin with lunch and networking at 1 p.m., and then kick off our official program at 2 p.m. The format will be very audience-driven; each speaker will talk briefly about their experiences and then we want to make the rest of our time together interactive with a lot of audience participation.