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OK, that's not the title of this afternoon's Abell Symposium at the University of Maryland's Baltimore campus. The actual title is "The End of Local News? If Communities Lose Newspapers, Who Will Fill the Void?", so close enough, especially since the panelists include current Sun editor Monty Cook and former Sun editor Tim Franklin, now on the faculty of Indiana University's School of Journalism. Other panelists include web journalism trailblazer Mark Potts, WBAL-TV's Jayne Miller, and Afro-American Publisher John J. Oliver Jr. The University of Maryland's Kevin Klose will moderate.

The discussion takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. in Westminster Hall on the University of Maryland Baltimore campus and is free and open to the public, which, needless to say, has a stake in how the city gets covered. See you there.

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