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Greylock Citizen/Media Collaborative / 2014

Are you disturbed that our North Berkshire region has abruptly lost its two print news media in mid-January, The Transcript and The Advocate? If so, please come to a public forum to discuss what our Berkshire community might do about it.

WEATHER STATEMENT: This event is being held tonight as schedule at 6:30 p.m. at the WILLIAMS INN.


Dialogue on the Information Needs of the North Berkshire Community

The Williams Inn, Williamstown
Wed., Feb. 5, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

A public, circle-round discussion, followed by light refreshments. (Discussion may continue after 8 p.m. at the Williams Inn tavern.)

Who's confirmed as participating so far?

(alphabetical order)

  1. Osmin Alvarez, president, BoxCar Media Inc. / publisher,, North Adams, Mass.
  2. Roger Bolton, emeritus economics professor, Williams College, specialist in regional and urban economics
  3. Charles Bonenti, Berkshire Eagle (retired), Williamstown, Mass.
  4. Veronica Bosley, director of tourism and community events, city of North Adams
  5. Alex Brooks, editor and co-owner, The Eastwick Press, Williamstown, Mass.
  6. Jennifer Civello, executive director, Williamstown Chamber of Commerce
  7. Lewis C. Cuyler, former managing editor, The Transcript, Pittsfield, Mass.
  8. Fred Daly, editor and co-owner, Hill Country Observer, Cambridge, N.Y.
  9. Tammy Daniels, editor,, North Adams, Mass.
  10. Bill Densmore, Williamstown, Mass. ( / Reynolds Journalism Institute)
  11. Alex Elvin, former reporter, The Advocate, Williamstown, Mass.
  12. Carrie Greene, Mt. Greylock Regional School District board, Williamstown, Mass.
  13. Brian Handspicker, director, Citizen-Media Inc., Williamstown, Mass.
  14. Marc Jaffe, Williamstown, Mass.
  15. Moira Jones, (former Advocate graphic artist), Wiliamstown, Mass.
  16. Dan Kennedy, journalism professor, Northeastern University; author: "The Wired City: Reimagining Journalism and Civic Life in the Post-newspaper Age"
  17. Jim Kolesar, vice president for public affairs, Williams Colliege, Williamstown, Mass.
  18. Steve Long, Williamstown, Mass.
  19. Harry Montgomery, Williamstown, Mass.
  20. Kevin Moran, regional vp of news, New England Newspapers Inc. (Berkshire Eagle)
  21. Steve Peltier, former circulation manager, The Advocate, Williamstown
  22. Jeff Potter, Brattleboro, Vt. (The Brattleboro Commons)
  23. Seth Rogovoy (TENTATIVE), editor,, Great Barrington, Mass.
  24. Susan Schneski, South Williamstown, Mass.
  25. David Scribner, Stockbridge, Mass. (The Berkshire Edge -- a new web service for south Berkshire)
  26. Ed Sedarbaum, Develop North Adams / [ NBCC / Main Street Stage, Williamstown, Mass.
  27. David Shufelt, former sales rep, Hill Country Observer, Millerton, N.Y.
  28. Tom Stites, Newburyport, Mass. (The Banyan Project)
  29. Ken Swiatek, Williamstown, Mass. (TENTATIVE), former selectman
  30. John Townes, contributing editor, Berkshire Trade & Commerce, Pittsfield
  31. Tela Zasloff, Williamstown, Mass.

If you plan to attend, please email or use this wiki to add your name.

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