Answering to Upstate
On Tuesday, January 26 New York Governor David Paterson joined six upstate newspaper editors at WXXI's studios to participate in a first of its kind televised editorial board meeting. The meeting, entitled Answering to Upstate was streamed live on WXXI.org and DemocratandChronicle.com, and broadcast on WXXI-TV and AM 1370.
Answering to Upstate was hosted by WXXI News Director Julie Philipp and moderated by the Democrat and Chronicleâ€™s Editorial Page Editor James Lawrence. Governor Paterson and his budget director Robert Megna took questions from six editors from upstate New York newspapers.
In addition to Lawrence, the editors include:
Jane Sutter â€“ Democrat and Chronicle, Rochester
Sutter is deputy editorial page editor for the Democrat and Chronicle. She writes editorials and works with guest essayists and its Board of Contributors.
Michael Vogel â€“ The Buffalo News
Vogel is the editorial page editor of The Buffalo News. An editorial writer since 1998, he joined the news staff as a reporter in 1970 and for more than three decades has covered a variety of beats and assignments.
Fred Fiske â€“ The Post Standard, Syracuse
Fiske is senior editor of The Post-Standardâ€™s editorial page.
Jude Seymour â€“ Watertown Daily Times
Seymour is editor of the WatertownDailyTimes.com Web site. He has a blog, â€śAll Politics is Local.â€ť
David Kubissa â€“Star-Gazette, Elmira; The Ithaca Journal; Press & Sun-Bulletin, Binghamton
Kubissa is associate editor of the Elmira Star-Gazette. He oversees the Opinion page, and writes editorials and a twice-monthly column. He also represents The Ithaca Journal and the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin.