(PRESS RELEASE)_(West Palm Beach, FL – November 21, 2023) The League of Women Voters of Palm Beach County (LWVPBC) is inviting friends and supporters to another fascinating Hot Topic Luncheon next January at Mounts Botanical Garden, where the three co-founders of Stet Media Group will discuss the crisis in local journalism and the ongoing erosion of fact-based civic engagement.
Wednesday, January 17 – 11 am to 1 pm
Stet Media Group
An informative discussion about Palm Beach County’s newest and toughest investigative news source with the three co-founders of the online newsletter:
+ Carolyn DiPaolo, respected editor who for 20 years managed the news operation of The Palm Beach Post, overseeing more than 50 editors and reporters including the “Corruption County” coverage that led to multiple arrests of local elected officials and winning numerous national awards.
+ Joel Engelhardt, who spent more than 40 years in the newspaper business, including 28 years at The Palm Beach Post where he was an investigative reporter, editorial page writer and columnist. His reporting covered local towns, large land deals, and the disputed 2000 presidential election.
+ Pat Beall, who was named Florida Journalist of the Year in 2017 by the Florida Society of Professional Journalists for her reporting in The Palm Beach Post of local heroin users that resulted in Florida’s declaration of a statewide public health emergency. In 2020, as senior investigative reporter for USA Today Network, she shared a Peabody Award for the PBS/Frontline documentary “Whose Vote Counts.” The same year, she was part of the USA Today team whose exposes on Florida foster care abuses led to changes in state law.
Where: Mounts Botanical Garden Exhibition Hall, 559 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach 33415
Registration Fee: $25 (includes lunch)
+ Lunch begins at 11:30 am, the program starts at noon.
+ Menu options:
+ Registrations, lunch choice, and payment must be made online at:
+ Walk-ins cannot be accommodated. Fee is nonrefundable.
+ Deadline to register is January 10, 2024.
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