NENF- "The Big Gamble," March 11; SuperTuesday news share


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The decision by Massachusetts Gov. Duval Patrick to seek approval for three casinos in Massachusetts raises important questions for the media and the public. To explore this subject, the NENF has partnered with Quinnipiac University to stage a free, public evening symposium on Tues., March 11, in Hamden, Conn.: "The Big Gamble: The Costs, Benefits and Coverage of Casinos." Participants will include Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, Massachusetts Economic Development Secretary Dan O'Connell, journalists, researchers and the president of the Foxwoods Resort Casino. For details, and to register for a pre-event reception and film screening, go to:

The New England News Forum, based at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, launched last year under a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation to experiment with new forms of citizen-media accountability and dialog.

Bill Densmore, Executive Director
The New England News Forum
108 Bartlett Hall
University of Massachusetts
Amherst MA 01003