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Spree Hosts Panel of Bloggers, Public Welcome

Buffalo Spree Publishing, Inc. will present a special panel discussion, “Journalism on the brink: When the daily paper becomes the daily blog, who wins and who loses?” on November 5th, at
7PM, in the Peter and Elizabeth C. Tower Auditorium at the Burchfield Penney
Art Center. The event is free and open to the

The panel is a spin-off of a Spree article in the November 2009 issue entitled “WNY’s churning urn of online news and comment: good, bad, or just confusing?” by Spree associate editor Christopher Schobert. Spree is billing the discussion as “a rousing dialogue between some of Western New York’s most notable
and important online news figures.” 

panelists include:

      – Sharon
Bailey, politics blogger (So Sharon)

      – Alan
Bedenko, a veteran blogger (Buffalo Pundit

      – Elena
Buscarino,  editor and author of Buffalo Rising Online

      – Brian
Connolly, web editor for the Buffalo News

      – Jim
Heaney, blogger and columnist for the Buffalo News

      – Geoff
Kelly, editor and blogger for Artvoice

      – Newell
Nussbaumer, co-founder of Buffalo Rising Online
and a blog veteran

      – Ben
Siegel, editor for Block Club

      – Marc
Odien and Chris Smith, co-founders of

The invitation states the following: The issues
presented in the article and the panel, reach far beyond Western New York.
Should online content be free? Are news blogs “fair and balanced,” and is that
even desirable? What do blogs and online news sites mean for both the reader,
and the writer? Can local news sites complement each other, or are they
invariably opposed? 

This event
is in cooperation with the Burchfield Penney Art Center at Buffalo State
College and Buffalo Spree Publishing.

Look under the “web extras” tab for extended interviews.

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