Carl Corry, executive editor of and a journalism instructor at Suffolk County Community College, will join a Press Club of Long Island panel discussion on the demands of balancing work and family in journalism.

During the discussion, “A high-wire balancing act: Do journalism and family mix?,” hear from some of Long Island’s most respected journalists on how they have managed family life, including having kids, with the demands of a fast-paced profession.

Other speakers will be:

  • Jeff Bessen, senior editor at Herald Community Newspapers, husband and father.
  • Kim Como, communications manager, Newsday Media Group, wife and mother.
  • Shawna VanNess, assistant managing editor for lifestyle and entertainment at Newsday, Hofstra professor, wife and mother.

Scott Brinton — Herald executive editor, Hofstra professor, husband and father — will moderate.

The event is open to journalists at all points in their careers, but is highly recommended for those in the early stages and for student journalists.

“I’m honored to be among this distinguished group and hope the conversation can help other journalists,” said Corry, whose wife, Angela, shares the same title at GreaterMoriches. The couple has two girls in middle school.

Where: Newsday, 235 Pinelawn Road, Melville.
When: Thursday, Feb. 21, 7 p.m.
Pizza will be served.

The Press Club of Long Island is a professional chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, the largest and most broad-based journalism organization.