Twenty foreign journalists from around the world will visit Cleveland State University’s Cleveland-Marshall College of Law to learn more about election issues facing the nation.
The forum is free and open to the public.
The journalists want to hear panelists’ and the public’s views on Presidential candidates; criteria that the public uses to choose a President and other elected public leaders; and details about Ohio and local election problems.
They also want to learn more about the “new media” that are playing a major role in this year’s elections, including bloggers, videographers and government watchdogs who are reporting on events via the Internet.
Each panel will be followed by a question and answer period with audience participation.
Thursday, January 31, 2:30-5 p.m.
Moot Court Room, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law (corner of East 18th and Euclid Ave.)
2:45 p.m. – Welcome by Dean Geoffrey Mearns and Brief Overview on Ohio and Cuyahoga Election Issues
3:30 p.m. – New Media and Voters' Concerns Panel
Jeff Coryell, Yellow Dog Sammy blogger, and Jeffrey Kirkby, Voices of Cleveland and Beyond Video Productions
Leslye Huff, JD, Moderator
4:15 p.m. – Question and answer period between audience and journalists
The event is sponsored by Cleveland State’s Center for Election Integrity, Cleveland Council on World Affairs, U.S. State Department and Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. For more information, please call 216.687.6886. For media inquiries, please contact Cleveland State’s Department of Marketing and Public Affairs at 216.687.2290.
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