Tue. 8:51 a.m.: Forum tonight to address Youngstown media coverage

YOUNGSTOWN — The Youngstown Press Club and the Rotary Club of Youngstown will host “What’s Next: A Community Forum on The Vindicator” at 6 p.m. tonight at the Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center, 325 W. Federal St., Youngstown.

The event is free and open to the public.

Management of The Vindicator Friday announced plans to cease operations Aug. 31, after 150 years of publication, leaving much of Mahoning County without a daily newspaper.

In response, members of the Youngstown Press Club say they are hoping to engage the community in a conversation about the future.

Adam Earnheardt, chair of the Department of Communication at YSU, The Vindicator’s “Connected” columnist and a board member of the National Society of Newspaper Columnists will moderate the session.