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Read newspapers with the editors

From Rebecca Huntington at the Teton County Public Library in Jackson:

Teton County Library will pair readers with news leaders during “What’s News? Reading the Papers with the Editors,” a monthly brown-bag conversation from noon-1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25 in the Conference Room. Coffee will be provided, and participants are welcome to bring a lunch. The program is free and open to the public.

Local newspaper editors, Rich Anderson from Planet Jackson Hole, and Angus Thuermer, Jr. from the Jackson Hole News & Guide, will guide the discussion, along with occasional visiting journalists and scholars.

“There are no parameters, except that people are encouraged to read,” Thuermer says. “We’ll discuss whatever people want to about the reports, the practice of reporting, and journalism.”

The conversation will focus on five newspapers: Jackson Hole News & Guide, Planet Jackson Hole, Casper-Star Tribune, Wall Street Journal and New York Times. Readers can find the newspapers on the rack, online or at the library. No preparation is required.

Jackson resident Walt Thulin discovered an engaging exchange when he participated in a similar news-driven discussion led by a state university. Listening to others share insights and questions about the day’s events helped broaden his own interest in and understanding of the news, he says. “What was intriguing about it was here was an opportunity for people to discuss what was going on in the world – locally, nationally and internationally,” Thulin says.

FMI: Contact the library’s Adult Program Coordinator at 733-2164 ext. 135.

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