Author, filmmaker Gloria Norris will be the featured speaker Nov. 12. (S. BETH ATKIN PHOTO)

MANCHESTER —’s "Why the Future of News Matters" with Gloria Norris on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 5 p.m. will be examining today’s media landscape at the Derryfield Restaurant.

Keynote speaker Gloria Norris will discuss how her work as an author and filmmaker require a reporter’s skills and her take on today’s news.

Her memoir, “KooKooLand,” details her youth growing up in Manchester.

She will also be available to sign her book.

On the panel will be the ACLU-NH’s Gilles Bissonnette, Executive Councilor Andru Volinsky, First Amendment Attorney Rick Gagliuso and founder Nancy West discuss why a vibrant press makes for great democracy. Sen. Dan Feltes was recently added.

Event sponsors are: the Neil and Louise Tillotson Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, Manchester Ink Link, The Conway Daily Sun, the Seacoast Media Group, Northeast Delta Dental, Bernstein Shur law firm, the Wyman Family Foundation of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, the Gov. Wesley Powell Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and Peter W. Powell.

Cocktails, American and Greek hors d’oeuvres and desserts start at 5 p.m. on the day of the event.

Tickets are $60 by going to Eventbrite or mail check to N.H. Center for Public Interest Journalism, 38 Edgewater Drive, Barrington, NH 03825. Mention news event’ in memo line and include your address to receive tickets.

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