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Oct. 8-11 at Washington Marriott Wardman Park

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Wednesday, October 11 • 10:00am - 12:00pm
After the storms: Lessons learned from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

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A discussion with journalists on the frontlines covering two historic storms. What journalism and life lessons did they learn?

Moderators
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Peter Kovacs

Editor, The Advocate
PETER KOVACS is editor of The Advocate, which publishes daily editions in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette. He has run news coverage of Hurricane Katrina flooding and the August 2016 flooding of a quarter of the homes near Baton Rouge. He was named 2016 editor of the year by the National Press Foundation in recognition of the... Read More →

Panelists/Speakers
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Penny Fisher

News Director, Naples Daily News
Penny Fisher’s love affair with journalism began in rural southern Indiana. She grew up in a 500-person town just down the road from Milan, Ind., the real-life inspiration for the movie Hoosiers. Penny joined her high school newspaper staff during her junior year and has spent ev... Read More →
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Noreen Gillespie

Deputy Managing Editor for U.S. news, The Associated Press
NOREEN GILLESPIE is the deputy managing editor for U.S. news at Associated Press. During Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, she worked with journalists in Florida, Texas, the Caribbean and beyond to cover the storm.Previously, she served as AP’s deputy sports editor and has worked in Ha... Read More →
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Vernon Loeb

Managing Editor, Houston Chronicle
Vernon Loeb is managing editor of the Houston Chronicle. He studied journalism at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and spent the first 16 years of his career at The Philadelphia Inquirer during the editorship of Gene Roberts. At The Inquirer, Loeb covered the Delaware and Pennsylvania legislatures, the Philadelphia public schools, twice served as City Hall bureau chief and was the... Read More →
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Mary Kelli Palka

Florida Times-Union
MARY KELLI PALKA is editor of The Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville. She previously served as the Times-Union’s managing editor and investigative editor. Palka was a reporter for the Times-Union, the Burlington Times-News in North Carolina and the Naples Daily News in southwest... Read More →
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Wendy Fullerton Powell

Fort Myers News Press
Wendy Fullerton Powell has been with The News-Press Media Group/USA TODAY Network for 28 years. She started as a reporter and has also served as business editor, deputy metro editor and assistant managing editor for targeted content before becoming News Director. She’s covered an... Read More →
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Pat Rice

Daytona Beach News-Journal
PAT RICE has been the editor of The Daytona Beach News-Journal since 2010 and has lived in Florida since 2004. During that time, he has helped direct coverage of five hurricanes: Ivan, Dennis, Katrina, Matthew and Irma. Before working for GateHouse Media, Rice was an editor with... Read More →


Wednesday October 11, 2017 10:00am - 12:00pm
Salon 1 Washington Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Rd NW, Washington, DC 20008

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