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Newsies Q&A

November 10, 2019, 4:30 PM

Following the Sunday, November 10 performance of Newsies, we will be joined by our director, Debra Susi, and Joseph Owen, the recently retired copy desk chief of the Morning Sentinel and Kennebec Journal, for a discussion about journalism and the significance of the 1899 newsboys' strike.

Joseph Owen, of Augusta, retired in July from his position as copy desk chief of the Morning Sentinel and Kennebec Journal. He was an editor for 22 years, and a newspaper reporter for 18 years before that, including nine years in Germany at European Stars and Stripes, a daily newspaper published for the U.S. forces in Europe; and four years in Japan at its Asian counterpart, Pacific Stars and Stripes. He covered the fall of the Berlin Wall (1989), the Persian Gulf War (1991), Operation Restore Hope in Somalia (1992-93), and the Great Hanshin Earthquake in Kobe, Japan (1995), among other subjects, filing reports from 20 countries. He is a longtime member, former president and current board member of the Augusta-based Kennebec Historical Society. He and his wife, Mary, have three children and five grandchildren.

(The starting time above is approximate. This Q&A session will immediately follow the performance.)


November 10, 2019
4:30 PM


Waterville Opera House
1 Common Street
Waterville, ME United States
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