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Declining Local Journalism & the Risk to Democracy
Expand your understanding of the connection between vigorous local journalism and the decisions made by voters and public officials.
Watch the event!
Watch the video below to view the full conversation from the panel of journalism experts at the Declining Local Journalism & the Risk to Democracy event on Feb. 8, 2023.
MEET THE EXPERTS
K E Y S P E A K E R
Penny Muse Abernathy
Visiting professor at Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications and author of News Deserts and Ghost Newspapers: Will Local News Survive?
P A N E L I S T S
Denise M. Watson
Features Editor, The Virginian-Pilot and Daily Press
News Director at WHRO Public Media
Vice President and General Manager, WTKR, Norfolk
M O D E R A T O R
R. Bruce Bradley
Former President of Landmark Publishing Group and
former Publisher of The Virginian-Pilot
Medill’s Local News Initiative Sustaining journalism, engaging citizens
State of Local News 2022 Expanding News Deserts, Growing Gaps, Emerging Models
League of Women Voters of Washington League of Women Voter’s Newsletter
Agora Journalism Center Assessing Oregon’s Local News & Information Ecosystem 2022
WTKR Is the news too negative?
WTKR How fair reporting, unbiased content in Hampton Roads journalism promotes democracy
The Seattle Times Newspapers dying? Ralph Nader’s giving birth to one
The Seattle Times What WA government can do to support local newspaper stewardship
The Seattle Times To save democracy and its wingmen, local newspapers, Congress must act by year’s end
The Seattle Times A 10-point plan for the government to shore up local newspapers