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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Paul Grondahl at Albany Roundtable - Weds. 3/11

Journalist and Author Paul Grondahl to Address Albany Roundtable Civic Luncheon on Wednesday, March 11

ALBANY, NY – February 17, 2009 – Paul Grondahl, journalist and author, will address the Albany Roundtable at a luncheon on Wednesday, March 11, 2009.

Grondahl has been a staff writer at the Albany Times Union since 1984, where his assignments have taken him from the Arctic to Antarctica; from Northern Ireland to Africa; and across New York State, from Ground Zero on 9/11 to the Adirondack wilderness.

His in-depth newspaper projects have won a number of local, state and national journalism awards including the Scripps Howard National Journalism Award; more than a dozen New York State Associated Press writing contest awards; and the Hearst Eagle Award, the highest recognition for a reporter in the Hearst Corporation.The author of four books, including Mayor Corning: Albany Icon, Albany Enigma (Washington Park Press, 1997), Grondahl was named Albany Author of the Year in 1997 by the Albany Public Library. He has been featured on C-SPAN's "About Books" and "Book TV."

His newest project,, is a fresh and dynamic multimedia experience for aspiring photographers and journalists seeking field experience as well as fans of documentary films. In collaboration with photographer Steve Jacobs, Grondahl recently released a commemorative DVD of the inauguration of the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama. He will show an excerpt of the video at the luncheon, and copies will be available for purchase for $10.

Reservations are required by Monday, March 9 and can be made by calling 518-431-1440 (the Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce) or by e-mail at .
The luncheon is open to the public. The cost is $12 for those who register on or before March 9, and $15 at the door. The buffet lunch begins at 12:00 noon and concludes at 1:00 p.m. It is held in the third floor former court room of the Old Federal Building, now part of SUNY Plaza at the foot of State Street. (Building is surrounded by scaffolding. Disregard signs on the front doors on Broadway that say you must enter from behind the building.)

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