Chamber Hosts Annual Media Forum

Newsday  beat reporter Deborah Morris, right, pitched questions to a panel of journalists including, from left, Kristin Thorne, Long Island correspondent for WABC Eyewitness News, Connor Beach, staff writer for  The Long-Islander , and Peter Sloggatt,  The Long-Islander ’s   publisher and managing editor.

Newsday beat reporter Deborah Morris, right, pitched questions to a panel of journalists including, from left, Kristin Thorne, Long Island correspondent for WABC Eyewitness News, Connor Beach, staff writer for The Long-Islander, and Peter Sloggatt, The Long-Islander’s publisher and managing editor.

Development projects and parking in Huntington village, gangs in Huntington High School and developments in social media were just a few of the topics that came hot off the press last week at the Huntington Chamber of Commerce’s Meet the Media breakfast.

 The annual networking event allowed Chamber members to hear from local news industry insiders about some of the juiciest stories of 2018, as well as possible headlines for the year to come.

 The event was moderated by Newsday beat reporter Deborah Morris, who pitched questions to a panel of journalist that featured Kristin Thorne, Long Island correspondent for WABC Eyewitness News, Connor Beach, staff writer for The Long-Islander, and Peter Sloggatt, The Long-Islander’s publisher and managing editor.

 The panel fielded questions from the audience, which sparked a discussion about the role of social media in the new industry. Apartment-building and parking issues, two issues near and dear to Huntington business owners, also dominated the discussion.