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Newark Today: "The Press The Police and The Public," presented with The New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists

This Thursday October 21st at 8pm join us for a special edition of Newark Today in collaboration with The New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists for their Special series titled The Press The Police and The Public. Host Michael Hill will be joined by Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Public Safety Director Brian O’Hara and NJ Advance Media reporter Rebecca Panico to tackle issues around the intersection of the three with a focus on the push to change state law to allow for the creation of CCRB’s in communities across New Jersey as calls to #defundthepolice continue across the country.

This will be Newark Today's first in-person program in more than a year.

We will also be joined by special invited guests as we broadcast from The New Jersey Historical Society.

You can hear the live show October 21st at 8pm on WBGO and online at wbgo.org. The one-hour program will also streaming live on the Newark Today Facebook page.

Alexandra Hill began her work with WBGO in June of 2012 in the news department. A graduate of the Rutgers Newark journalism program, Alexandra was also a student of WBGO News Director Doug Doyle. Alexandra has since become the lead general assignment reporter, afternoon news anchor, and producer of the award winning live call in show Newark Today. Since working for WBGO Alexandra has covered politics in and around Newark including the 2014 mayoral campaign of Mayor Ras Baraka as well as the senate campaigns of former Newark Mayor and now U.S. Senator Cory Booker in both 2013 and 2014. Alexandra also covers a host of human-interest stories, and has been recognized by the New York Association Of Black Journalists for her piece entitled Sheltering Newark’s Homeless.
Doug Doyle has been News Director at WBGO since 1998 and has taken his department to new heights in coverage and recognition. Doug and his staff have received more than 200 awards from organizations like PRNDI, AP, New York Association of Black Journalists, Garden State Association of Black Journalists and the New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists.