Lynn Povich and Stephen Shepard, two prominent award-winning journalists, will talk about the news media — past, present and future — Thursday, June 27, at 7 p.m. at Adas Yoshuron Synagogue, 50 Willow St. The talk is free and open to the public, and will be followed by a dessert reception and book signing.

Povich, the first female Senior Editor at Newsweek, has written “The Good Girls Revolt,” a book about the landmark lawsuit she and 45 other women brought against Newsweek in 1970 for gender discrimination. She will discuss what has changed — and what hasn’t — for women in the workplace.

Shepard, the former Editor-in-Chief of Business Week and the founding dean of the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism, has written an insightful and personal book about one of the most important questions of our times: How will journalism make the transition to the digital age? His memoir, “Deadlines and Disruption,” was published last summer.

Povich and Shepard, who met at Newsweek, have been married for 34 years. For more information, call 207-594-4523 or email

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115 or