A pillar of democratic societies, journalism is under duress both here and abroad as never before. Reporters are under fire by those in power who want to silence their voices. Disinformation is running rampant on social media, serving to confuse, if not manipulate, the public, and eroding their trust in the news media. At the same time, the business model for journalism is withering. Here at home, the very existence of local news, a fundamental part of our democracy, is threatened.
A distinguished panel of news leaders, assembled by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), will address this global crisis. You’ll hear from a top editor from The Wall Street Journal as well as from the Miami-based Knight Foundation about its new $300-million initiative to save local news in the U.S. An intrepid investigative reporter from Venezuela will also discuss how reporters there have risked it all to bring us the news.
Patrick Butler, Vice President of Programs, International Center for Journalists
Christine Glancey, Deputy Editor, Newsroom Standards, The Wall Street Journal
Joseph Poliszuk, Co-Founder of Venezuelan independent news site Armando.info
Jennifer Preston, Vice President, Journalism, Knight Foundation
Members – Wednesday, September 18
Public – Wednesday, October 2
Tickets: $20; no charge for Four Arts members
Due to limited space, reservations are required for every program.
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