Join us April 13 for an evening of thought-provoking discussion.
How do we think about local news?
How well are communities served when their news sources either discontinue operations or are bought out by corporate conglomerates that shift to a regional focus in the name of efficiency?
This is the third and final event in a series of conversations co-sponsored by the Lexington Lyceum Advocates and LexObserver. These community conversations take place in an interactive format: brief remarks by experts in the field, followed by a moderator-led Q&A discussion with audience members, and culminating in break-out sessions in small groups, led by the panelists. Breakout sessions will be facilitated by Maggie Herzig, founding associate with Essential Partners.
Come to talk, share, question, listen, and learn!
Amber Payne, Editor in Chief, The Emancipator
Dan Kennedy, author of “What Works in Community News”
Nicco Mele, founder, Lexington Observer
Elizabeth Hansen Shapiro, founder National Trust for Local News
Julie McCay Turner (moderator), co-founder, The Bedford Citizen
April 13, 7:00-8:45 p.m.
Follen Church Community Center (755 Massachusetts Ave.)
While not required to participate, the panelists have made some suggestions for additional reading and resources on this topic that you may enjoy:
- Local news startups are overcoming the evils of corporate chain ownership by Dan Kennedy
- Building Back Truth in an Age of Misinformation by Leslie F. Stebbins
This event is co-sponsored by the Follen Church Social Action Justice Team, Lexington Lyceum Advocates and the Lexington Observer