The Backstory on Journalism, News, and Accountability
Featuring Maria Karagianis, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist for the Boston Globe; Chuck Plunkett, former managing editor of the Denver Post Editorial Page; Dana Coffield, founder of the Colorado Sun, and a representative of the Colorado Media Project; Moderated by Tim Waters, Longmont City Council.
This is a two-part series on the past, present and future of journalism, reporting, and accountability.
MEDIA MATTERS: THE BACKSTORY ON JOURNALISM, NEWS, AND ACCOUNTABILITY
Sunday, October 9, 3 PM Part I: The Big Picture
Sunday, October 30, 3 PM Part II: The Local Scene
Local newspapers provide the soundtrack of our communities, hold our public officials accountable, and help us better understand our nation and our world. But the state of local journalism has never been in greater peril. More than 2,000 local newspapers have closed since 2005. Over 36,000 journalists have lost their jobs, been furloughed or have taken pay cuts just since the pandemic. Many newspapers have cut days of publication or closed altogether because of the loss of advertising revenue. “Media Deserts”, geographical communities where there is no longer a local newspaper, are on the rise. In the last 18 years, the number of newspapers in Colorado has dropped by over 16%. This development concerns us all.
The panels are moderated by Tim Waters, Longmont City Council.
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