updated 9/8/2010 10:18:30 AM ET 2010-09-08T14:18:30

NEW YORK, Sept. 8, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Wall Street Journal today announced the launch of The Future of New York - an exclusive series of live events that bring together the New York region's most vibrant leaders for a dialogue on policy, economic and cultural issues. The interview series, a live extension of The Wall Street Journal's Greater New York section, will be held in New York City and moderated by top Journal editors.

The inaugural panel, titled "The Governors Speak Out," will assemble New York Governor David A. Paterson and former Governors George Pataki and Eliot Spitzer with an audience of the region's most prominent influencers at The New York Public Library on September 16.

The discussion, to be led by Michael Howard Saul, the City Hall reporter for Greater New York, will explore the most pressing challenges for the state, such as balancing the state budget, reviving the local economy and fostering compromise in Albany. Video excerpts will be available following the event at http://wsj.com/futureofny .

The Future of New York series will be held quarterly. Other sessions to come will feature renowned experts on education, sports, the arts, real estate and additional topics that are central to the life of the New York region.

The Future of New York event is sponsored by Global Market.

The successful Greater New York section of the Journal was launched in April 2010 and appears Monday through Saturday as a stand-alone, full color section in all print editions of the Journal in the New York metropolitan area, including parts of Long Island, Connecticut and New Jersey. Led by a dedicated editorial team, Greater New York offers updated content and online-only features at http://wsj.com/ny .

About The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal is the world's leading business publication with more than two million subscribers and is the largest U.S. newspaper by total paid circulation. The Wall Street Journal franchise, with a global audience of 3.6 million, also comprises The Wall Street Journal Asia, The Wall Street Journal Europe and The Wall Street Journal Online at WSJ.com, the leading provider of business and financial news and analysis on the Web with more than one million subscribers and 21 million visitors per month.  WSJ.com is the flagship site of The Wall Street Journal Digital Network, which also includes MarketWatch.com, Barrons.com, AllThingsD.com and SmartMoney.com. The Wall Street Journal Radio Network services news and information to more than 395 radio stations in the U.S. The Journal holds 33 Pulitzer Prizes for outstanding journalism, and, in 2010, was ranked No. 1 in BtoB's Media Power 50 for the 11th consecutive year. 

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