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FREEDOM FORUM TO HOST 'THE MEDIA AND RACE RELATIONS IN WASHINGTON, D.C.'

 FREEDOM FORUM TO HOST
 'THE MEDIA AND RACE RELATIONS IN WASHINGTON, D.C.'
 The Freedom Forum, a non-partisan, international organization dedicated to media-related issues, will he hosting "The Media and Race Relations in Washington, D.C.," a traditional Town Hall meeting where community leaders and journalists will square off on the provocative issue of race and media coverage.
 This panel is being convened in conjunction with the Asian American Journalists Association's National Convention that is being held Aug. 26-29 in Washington. The discussion will focus on media coverage of minority communities in and around Washington. Anticipated topics include the role of the media in covering issues affecting minorities; minority views of media coverage; and relations between the various ethnic and racial groups in the Washington metropolitan area. There will be brief remarks followed by Q&A when guests and media are invited to pose questions to the panel.
 "The Race For Equality: The Media and Race Relations in
 Washington, D.C."
 Moderator: Emil Guillermo, former host of National Public
 Radio's "All Things Considered"
 Panelists: Milton Coleman, metro editor, The Washington Post
 Peter Prichard, editor of USA TODAY
 Ed Foster-Simeon, metro editor, The Washington Times
 Other representatives of African-American, Asian,
 Hispanic and Native American media organizations
 Date: Thursday, Aug. 27
 Rooftop Reception, 6:30 p.m.
 Town Hall Meeting, 7:30 p.m.
 Place: The Freedom Forum World Center
 1101 Wilson Boulevard
 22nd Floor
 Arlington, Va.
 Free parking is available in the 1101 Wilson
 Boulevard garage.
 The Freedom Forum of Arlington is a financially independent organization dedicated to free press, free speech and free spirit for all people. It is supported entirely by an endowment created by Frank E. Gannett in 1935 that has grown to more than $700 million in diversified, managed assets. It furthers it priorities through programs, publications and projects that promote the understanding and exercise of freedom and values embodied in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
 CONTACT: Tracy A. Quinn, vice president/communications, The Freedom Forum, 703-284-2804.
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