On Tuesday, May 12, 2009, a panel discussion was held at UMass Boston that focused on the subject of "Minorities in the Media." Boston area media personalities discussed issues of diversity in broadcast journalism. They also touched upon many other topics, including the current state of journalism and TV News, and the role the Internet is playing in the New Media landscape, and how the economic downturn is affecting coverage. Former WEAR-TV Anchor Francesca Maxime moderated the discussion. Participants included WHDH Anchor Frances Rivera, NECN Anchor/Reporter Latoyia Edwards, and NECN Editor Randolph Charlotin. The event was put on by the Asian American Journalists Association New England Chapter.