For Immediate Release
22 November 2010

Melissa Lamar
860.773.1407 (office)

Forum on News Media at Tunxis


The public is invited to “Rescuing Newspapers During Troubled Times,” the 3rd Forum on News Media at Tunxis Community College in Farmington on November 30, 1-2:30 p.m. in Room 6-127.

The Bristol Press and New Britain Herald news executives Michael Schroeder, publisher, and James Smith, executive editor, will discuss developments at the newspapers under management and ownership by Central Connecticut Communications, which took over the papers from the Journal Register Company as it headed into bankruptcy in 2009. Since then, both papers have put renewed emphasis on local reporting and commentary, and the New Britain Herald was named a 2010 New England Newspaper of the Year by the New England Newspaper & Press Association.

Moderator and facilitator for the talk is Bob Brown, Tunxis associate professor of history and English, and a former columnist, reporter, and editorial-page editor for The Bristol Press. Those who are interested in attending are encouraged to arrive early. For more information, call 860.773.1608 or email

Tunxis Community College, which first opened for classes in October 1970, is celebrating 40 years of education in the Farmington Valley and beyond. From fine arts, health, and technology to liberal arts & sciences programs, Tunxis offers almost 60 associate’s degrees and certificates, providing critical thinking and problem-solving skills that prepare students for transfer to bachelor’s degree programs and employment in areas with industry need.

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