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2016 LWVBN Voters Guide

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Effect of Big Media and Big Money on Political Campaigns

A town hall-style panel discussion

Thursday, October 6, 2016

5:00 p.m. registration, 5:30-7:00 p.m. program. Coffee and refreshments to follow.
Cost: Free for members of sponsoring organizations; $5 for guests
United Way Conference Room, 742 Delaware Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14209
Parking lot entrance off Summer Street

Lee Coppola
, retired dean, St. Bonaventure University School of Journalism

James A. Gardner
, interim dean, University at Buffalo Law School
Jim Heaney, editor and executive director, Investigative Post
Carole McNall, assistant professor, St. Bonaventure School of Journalism

Given the surprising events of the 2016 presidential campaign, have the issues surrounding money in politics changed? If it's not possible to keep big money out of politics, are there any ways to level the playing field? Is the media reporting fairly about all the candidates in any particular race? Come hear the experts' thoughts on these and other crucial matters -- including questions from the audience.

RSVP: Attendees must reserve via email to WBASNYWNY@ymail.com. Space is limited!


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