[ONLINE] - Free Speech Project: The New York Times Is Great, But Who'll Cover Your Community?

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An informed citizenry and a vigorous press that holds those in power accountable have long been hallmarks of American democracy, and integral to our right to free speech. But more and more communities, even sizable metro areas, are seeing an erosion of their news and information ecosystems, with the collapse of traditional media business models. COVID-19 is but the latest reminder of how important it is to have robust and credible news-gathering at the local level that informs the public, and yet the crisis is being covered by ever-shrinking newsrooms across the country. Join three media experts to consider the future of the news business and possible remedies to the threat of what could prove a devastating news and information draught in coming years.

Join us Wednesday, April 8 at 4:00 pm EDT to discuss how we can revive local news in the wake of COVID-19:


Mi-Ai Parrish, @publishorperish
Sue Clark-Johnson Professor in Media Innovation and Leadership, Arizona State University
Former publisher of the Arizona Republic

Suzanne Nossel, @SuzanneNossel
CEO, PEN America
Author of the forthcoming Dare to Speak: Defending Free Speech for All

Kyle Pope, @kylepope
Editor and Publisher, Columbia Journalism Review

The Free Speech Project is in partnership with the Tech, Law & Security Program at American University Washington College of Law:

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