Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Countdown to Credibility-- 12 hours to go

ANNISTON-- When we set the date for this roundtable, November 14 seemed so far away. Now it's finally here. I can't say much else is on my mind this morning.

I don't mind sharing that tonight's credibility roundtable was a big part of my morning prayers today. I think a lot of what will happen is in God's hands.

This is not just some class event or newspaper activity or community forum. Readership panels are a regular thing for The Star. What isn't regular is to have the University of Alabama and six of its graduate students attached to an activity like this.

It's been done at other universities where the school was in a different place from the newspaper partner. But the Star and the University of Alabama are already in bed together. Our "partnership" by way of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation has existed for several years.

Tonight's roundtable is our first big public event since six outstanding Knight Fellows arrived here in August. That's why this is so important.

The setting, which I mentioned yesterday, is one that physically puts us in the very place where we want to be: the community.

It's going to be great. Sure there will be lots of little last-minute things to do today. There always are, Some people will complain that we waited until the last minute.

Still, I think the Knight Fellows, the students will gain a lot from even these last-minute things.

Now, let's get this day started.


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