Saturday, February 15, 2020

A Conversation About Digital Media

Three weeks from today, on Saturday, March 7, at 2:00 p.m., as part of its Conversations with Neighbors series, the Spencertown Academy Arts Center presents "The Impact of Digital Media in Our Region." Seth Rogovoy, editor and publisher of The Rogovoy Report, will moderate a panel made up of Enid Futterman, co-founder and editor of; Brian Mahoney, editorial director of Luminary Media, which publishes Chronogram, Upstater, Rural Intelligence, and several other online magazines; David Scribner and Marcie Setlow, editor-in-chief and publisher respectively of The Berkshire Edge; and me, Carole Osterink, creator of The Gossips of Rivertown. Whodathunk it?! I'm certainly honored to be included in this esteemed company. 

Top row, left to right: Seth Rogovoy, Enid Futterman, Brian Mahoney; bottom row, left to right: me, David Scribner, Marcie Setlow

In the press release announcing the event, Lisa Bouchard Hoe, chair of the Spencertown Academy Conversations with Neighbors Committee, is quoted as saying:
With digital press taking over, news about our community is delivered in an instant. How has that changed how we communicate and interact? This is an opportunity to find out from the folks on the front lines. We are excited to be bringing together for the first time all these local media luminaries on one stage. Attendees will have a chance to get up close and ask questions of their favorite personalities, and find out what really goes into the publication of online media.
Conversations with Neighbors is an occasional series designed to spark neighbor-to-neighbor conversations and celebrate the richness and diversity of the Columbia County community. Spencertown Academy Arts Center, housed in a landmark 1847 Greek Revival former schoolhouse, is located at 790 State Route 203 in Spencertown. For more information and to secure tickets for the event, click here.