Future of Journalism forum postponed in light of public health recommendations

By Newton Now Staff

The Kansas Press Association has postponed its convention in Newton after speaking with health professionals who recommended the action in light of concerns of the spread of the Covid-19/ Corona Virus.

In light of the move, the Future of Journalism forum, put on by Newton Now, The Kansas Press Association and local sponsors will be postponed as well.

“We understand folks were looking forward to this, and we were too,” forum moderator Adam Strunk said. “While we’d like to move forward with what would have been a great event, we’d also like to be responsible members of the community and take the right action by following the advice of health care professionals.”

The convention and forum was set to bring in people from outside of the state as well as across Kansas.

So far four cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed- all in Johnson County – and confirmed cases nation wide has surpassed 1,400.

Events across the nation continue to be postponed or cancelled as leaders continue to grapple with the spread of the virus.

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