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The Role of Local Journalism in a Healthy Democracy: An Advocacy Panel Discussion

Tuesday, May 24 at 7:00pm to 8:30am

As local news sources decline nationwide, a growing proportion of Americans are getting their news via social media and online platforms. Our panel will discuss the importance of a robust network of local journalism to maintain an informed population that contributes to a healthy democracy. Expert panelists include a Pulitzer Prize-winning local journalist, a professor of journalism that specializes in media bias and disinformation, and a communications specialist representing the Institute for Nonprofit News. Join us as they share their knowledge and expertise about the crucial role of local media in breaking stories that resonate with their communities, build trust in journalism as a whole, and connect national news stories at a local level that helps bring humanity and relevance to the headlines. Panelists will include Sharene Azimi, Dr. Mallory Perryman, and Michael Paul Williams. Registration closes at midnight, on May 23. The link to join will be emailed to you the the morning of the program.

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$5 (proceeds will be donated to The Institute for Nonprofit News)

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