RI Press Association Minutes, Oct. 9, 2009, at Providence Business News
In Attendance: Scott Pickering, East Bay Newspapers, president; Mark Murphy, Providence Business News, vice president; Bryan Lucier, Northeast Independent, treasurer; Linda Levin, URI, secretary; Larry Sasso, Your Smithfield Magazine; Sarah Francis, Rhode Island Monthly, and Sheila Mullowney, Newport Daily News.
Minutes: Approved with typos fixed.
Treasurer's Report: $13,876.95. Westerly Sun and Phoenix still owe dues.
Banquet, 2010: Lucier spoke with Quonset O Club, and it's booked for May 7. He will ask about May 14.
Journalism Day at URI: It will be Nov. 5. Morning panels are
"Police Records: Privacy v. Right to Know" Atrium 1, Memorial Union
Tim White, investigative reporter, Channel 12; Michael Field, chief, Open Government Unit, R.I. Attorney General's office; Capt Jeffrey Allen, South Kingstown police; Howard Merten, attorney and partner, Partridge, Snow, Hahn; Linda Levin, chair, URI Department of Journalism, moderator.
"Should you Pay to Read a Newspaper Online?" Atrium 1, Memorial Union
Sheila Mullowney, executive editor, Newport Daily News; Neil Ryan, URI journalism major; Peter Phipps, managing editor, online, Providence Journal; Scott Pickering, managing editor, East Bay Newspapers, moderator.
Lunch will be pizza and soda with students and working journalists.
The 7 p.m. program is "Who Failed More? Banks or Journalists?" Swan Hall
John Kostrzewa, assistant managing editor for commerce and consumer news, The Providence Journal; Dan McCrum, columnist for the Financial Times, based in New York; Karl A. Kozak, president and CEO, Pawtucket Credit Union; Mark S. Murphy, editor, Providence Business News, moderator
Contest Committee: The subcommittee will meet on Oct. 23 at Providence Business News to work on rules changes. These will be brought to the next board meeting for discussion and approval.
Next Board Meeting: Nov. 13 at RI Monthly at 717 Allens Avenue across from the Cactus Grille.
Linda Lotridge Levin, secretary