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You be the editor at Loeb School workshop

Have you wondered why a certain article or photo appeared on the front page of your favorite newspaper or website or led the TV or radio news, or why something you care deeply about never saw the light of day?

Learn what guides news judgment and decision-making in the media at a half-day workshop - "Behind the Headlines" - at the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications on April 27 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Presented by Marty Karlon, former long-time editor at the Nashua Telegraph, the first half of the workshop will feature an interactive panel discussion dealing with how news is defined and the challenge of making sound decisions in the era of the 24/7 news cycle. Panelists include Concord Monitor editor-in-chief Felice Belman and Marc Fortier, New Hampshire regional editor for In the second half of the workshop, participants play the part of editor and grapple with fact-based scenarios to get a feel for the process of assessing breaking news, determining whether to pursue a story idea, and juggling deadline pressure.

The workshop is geared to young journalists, journalism instructors, and anyone interested in how the media defines "news."

Fee is $30. Students are admitted free. Register online at or call 627-0005.