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Thursday morning, The Lens’ Charles Maldonado will interview Councilwoman Kristin Gisleson Palmer at The Lens’ “Breakfast with the Newsmakers” event. Last month, Palmer made the surprise announcement that she would not seek re-election to the District C seat she’s held since May 2010.

They’ll discuss current issues facing the city, her thoughts about her term in office and other city races.

The event, held at Basin St. Station, starts at 8 a.m. We’ll live-stream and live-blog it here.

Breakfast with the Newsmakers is a monthly “business social” event that aims to engage The Lens’ audience with one another and with the people making news in and around New Orleans. Newsmakers events are free to Lens members at the Friend level, with a $10 suggested donation for non-members.


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Steve Myers was editor of The Lens. Before joining the staff in 2012, Myers was managing editor of Poynter Online, the preeminent source of news and training about the journalism industry. At Poynter, he wrote about emerging media practices such as citizen journalism, nonprofit news sites, real-time reporting via social media, data-oriented news apps, iPhoneography, and the fact-checking movement. Six of his 10 years in newspapers were spent as a local government reporter in Mobile, Ala., where he focused on local government accountability, from jail management to hurricane preparation and response. He can be reached at (504) 298-9750.