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Thursday, July 12 • 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Community Media and Independent Journalism

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How can we help bolster local journalism in our cities and towns? What actions are community media and grassroots news organizations taking to work with local journalists to develop their own journalistic efforts? Join us for a lively discussion of what community-based news organizations are doing to address news deserts,  best practices, funding models, reductions in local news, underrepresented communities and to help alleviate the crisis in local journalism.

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Teresa Gorman

Teresa Gorman is the Local News Associate in the Public Square Program at the Democracy Fund. Focusing on a vibrant media and the public square, Teresa supports the Public Square Program’s mission to invest in innovations and institutions that help people understand and participate... Read More →
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Erica Jones

Director of Institutional Advancement, Somerville Media Center
Connect, create and communicate. These three words are Erica's mantra. Both at her position with Somerville Media Center and as a Board President of the Alliance for Community Media-NE, she works hard to build on and expand engagement efforts with other community organizations, residents... Read More →

Thursday July 12, 2018 1:45pm - 3:15pm PDT
Key Ballroom 3-4