2018 ANNUAL MEETING, JUNE 4 – 7-8:30P

2018 May 21
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Join Us! for our Annual Meeting on the 1st Monday in June!



Featured Speakers Annual Meeting June 4th, 7-830

Location:  Community Room on the ground floor of the Rochambeau Branch Library, 708 Hope Street Providence, RI

Janet Hasson, President and Publisher, and Alan Rosenberg, Executive Editor, two of the top people at the Providence Journal will be the featured speakers at the Annual Meeting of the Friends on June 4. They will share their experience and insights and answer questions about topics such the viability of the Providence Journal and other print media, the influence of Facebook and social media news sources, fake news, the challenge of fair and balanced coverage, the fate of investigative journalism, and more! Starting at 7 pm, we will have a brief annual business meeting to introduce and vote on the slate of officers and Board members, introduce nominees and review the budget for FY18-19. Ms. Hasson and Mr. Rosenberg will speak after the business meeting. Please come and join us for an informative and lively discussion.

Janet Hasson President & Publisher – The Providence Journal
Janet Hasson is Regional VP for Gatehouse Media and in 2015 was appointed President and Publisher of The Providence Journal (the oldest continuously-published daily newspaper in the US.) She oversees a portfolio of media products and services that serve the Rhode Island market.
Before joining the Providence Journal she was Publisher and President for Journal News Media in White Plains, NY, and has over 30 years of publishing experience. She has worked in various roles driving growth and digital transformation on brands that include The Spokesman-Review, the Cincinnati Enquirer, The Idaho Statesman, the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, and the Detroit Free Press.
A graduate of Eastern Washington University and the American Press Institute’s Executive Development Program, Janet is a four-time winner of the Gannett President’s Ring award. She is a current board member of the Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, the Providence Foundation, Go Red for Women Executive Leadership Team, the Providence Performance Arts Center, the Greater Providence YMCA, the Providence Public Library, Sophia Academy and member of the Rhode Island Commodores.
Alan Rosenberg – Executive Editor  has  been a reporter and editor at The Providence Journal for 40 years, and since May of 2017 has been the Executive Editor of the Journal and providencejournal.com. A graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, he has served as Providence police reporter and City Hall reporter, and as part of teams that covered both attempted-murder trials of Claus von Bulow. For several years, he and his wife, Avis Gunther-Rosenberg, reviewed restaurants for the Journal, and he still writes a monthly audiobooks column. He has run suburban offices in West Bay and South County, and a team that covered breaking police, fire and disaster news. On the lighter side, he was editor of the Journal’s former Sunday magazine, and its former LifeBeat, Arts, Live this Weekend and Sunday Brunch sections- though not all at the same time.

For more information about the Annual Meeting

The Friends of Rochambeau is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization supporting the work of our library in our community. Why not become a Friend today? See the “Join the Friends” link just below our masthead at the top of this page! You can also find us on Social Media or sign up for our e-newsletter to stay in contact.

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