Members of The Dallas 40 believe it is imperative to learn more about important community issues by “drilling down” into a subject … listening to, learning from and interacting with those who are leading the way. Our speakers, all prominent in their own spheres of influence, address our meetings to educate our members on these issues and to enable them to influence the direction of our community based upon informed choice. By providing entree to circles of business, professional and community leaders, The Dallas 40 affords its members and invited guests the opportunity to engage the community’s best and brightest in a dialogue that makes a difference. The Dallas 40 is a nonpartisan organization, with membership open to men and women of all ages.
Monday, July 11th | RSVP
5:30 – 7:00 p.m. | Maggiano’s
5:30 Appetizers and Cash Bar
Are Newspaper Editorials Too Liberal or Too Conservative? Both Sides Say, “YES.”
Keven Ann Willey, Vice-President and Editorial Page Editor of The Dallas Morning News
In the highly partisan and charged political environment that has become the norm, we have all heard candidates, their supporters, and even media outlets charge that editorial reporting and content is biased, unfavorable, and unfair to their candidate or issue. Perhaps we have even uttered that sentiment ourselves. But both sides can’t be right – or can they?
Keven Ann Willey, Editorial Page Editor of The Dallas Morning News, will share with us her views on the current state of journalism and more specifically how The Dallas Morning News Editorial Board puts together its editorial page content and balance.
We have also asked Keven Ann to share with us her work on the Pulitzer Prize Board, which she currently co-chairs. This year the Pulitzer Prize organization is celebrating 100 years of recognizing and rewarding excellence in journalism, the arts and letters with more than 200 events across the country.
Please join us for an informed discussion of a sensitive and important topic.
About the Speaker
Keven Ann Willey has been vice president and editorial page editor of The Dallas Morning News since November 2002. Her editorial department’s Bridging Dallas’ North-South Gap advocacy won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing. The News’ editorial pages were named the nation’s best by the National Association of Editorial Writers in 2011. Her department’s four-year campaign to amend the state constitution to require legislators to publicly record their votes by name was a finalist for the 2008 Pulitzer Prize. | Full Bio
Guests are always welcome. We request a per-guest fee of $15. If a guest joins as a member on the day he/she attends a meeting, the $15 fee is credited against the dues fee. Annual Memberships are $75 per person or $130 per couple. Please RSVP Here
Maggiano’s, Northpark, 8687 N Central Expy, Suite 205, Dallas, TX 75225-4499 / Phone: 214-360-0707
Meeting is on the 2nd floor; a receptionist will direct you to the room. Surface, garage and valet parking are available. Maggiano’s entrance is on the south side of the mall. You can also enter from inside the mall.