‘In the Dark’ panel discussion slated for Tuesday at Murphy Hall

Reporters Madeleine Baran and Samara Freemark of APM Reports spent a year investigating the case of Jacob Wetterling, the 11-year-old St. Joseph, Minn., boy who was kidnapped in 1989 and whose disappearance remained unsolved for 27 years.  The culmination of their work, “In the Dark,” was named as one of the Top 10 podcasts of the year by the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Vulture, and iTunes.

Baran and Freemark will share their experiences Tuesday, Jan. 10, at Murphy Hall on the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus.  The panel discussion will be moderated by author Nora McInerny Purmort, host of the podcast “Terrible, Thanks for Asking.”  The Minnesota pro chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is organizing the event with support from the Minnesota Journalism Center.

What: “‘In the Dark’: Shining a new light on the Jacob Wetterling case.”
When: Tues., Jan. 10.  Reception at 5:30 p.m.; discussion at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Murphy Hall, Room 100, 206 Church Street SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455.
Register here.

The event is free and open to the public.  Appetizers and a cash bar will be available.  Ample parking space should be available at the nearby Church Street garage or the Washington Avenue ramp (school is not in session).