WSHU Reporters to Discuss Public Radio and Connecticut Politics at 2018 SHU Media Exchange

(Fairfield, CT – June 18, 2018)  A panel of WSHU news reporters, moderated by former "CBS This Morning" anchor and NBC News reporter Faith Daniels, will discuss a range of topics from their station’s mission and history to political issues facing Connecticut as part of the 2018 SHU Media Exchange.

Hosted by graduate students from Sacred Heart University’s School of Communications and Media Arts, the SHU Media Exchange provides a forum for discussion between media professionals and the public about relevant topics affecting the media industry and Connecticut. Previous events have covered topics from the rise of fake news to the influence of money over the media and politics. 

This year’s program, “An Independent Voice,” will take place June 21st, at 7pm in the Martire Business and Communications Center at Sacred Heart University. Reporters Charles Lane, Casandra Basler, Davis Dunavin, Dan Katz, Ann Lopez, and Ron Ropiak will join the panel, giving their analysis on topics related to the state income tax, gun control, the 2018 gubernatorial election, and more.

“With today’s complex media landscape, public radio’s mission is more vital than ever,” said Joe Alicastro, Sacred Heart’s Director of Broadcast Journalism and Media Production – and faculty advisor to the SHU Media Exchange since its inception. “We wanted to look to WSHU’s news team provide an informed and balanced perspective on the complex issues facing our state and the pivotal election season ahead.”

WSHU is celebrating its 35th year as a public radio station and recently moved into a new, state-of-the-art broadcast center located on Sacred Heart’s main campus in Fairfield, CT. A ribbon cutting for the facility took place in May.

Tickets for “An Independent Voice” are free and open to the public. Doors open at 6pm for a catered reception and networking before the show’s start at 7pm. For tickets and directions to the Martire Center, visit



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