The Role of Media in Building a Better Chicago, with Chicago Sun-Times CEO Edwin Eisendrath and columnist Mary Mitchell - Metropolitan Planning Council

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The Role of Media in Building a Better Chicago, with Chicago Sun-Times CEO Edwin Eisendrath and columnist Mary Mitchell

April 18, 2018, 5 to 7 p.m. CST

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Metropolitan Planning Council
140 S. Dearborn, Suite 1400
Chicago, IL 60603

Hosted by: Metropolitan Planning Council

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Earlier this year, it seemed almost inevitable that Chicago would become a one-newspaper town. The Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Reader were up for sale, which Tronc, Inc. (the parent company of the Chicago Tribune) was poised to buy. Edwin Eisendrathnative Chicagoan, former Alderman and HUD official, former technology and consulting executive, and now CEO of the Chicago Sun-Timesled the effort to protect Chicago’s two-paper status.

Though the media landscape is cut-throat, the role of journalism is now more important than ever to uncovering news and telling the critical stories of communities and residents. Join Edwin Eisendrath, CEO of the Sun-Times, and columnist Mary Mitchell who will share their insights about the future of media and the role it can play in building better cities.

Doors open at 5 p.m. The program will begin at 5:30 p.m., with time to mingle before and after. The cost of the event is $15, which includes snacks, wine, and beer. Space is limited, so please register in advance.

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MPC thanks Edelman for generously sponsoring this event.

 

Additional sponsorships are available! For more information, contact:

Janet Myers 
Vice President of Philanthropy, Metropolitan Planning Council 
jmyers@metroplanning.org 
312.863.6010

This page can be found online at http://www.metroplanning.org/events/thinkndrink/detail/458

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