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Forum: The Local Media and Me

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Date: Tuesday, January 16, 2024
Time: 6:00 pm

Tuesday, Jan. 16, 6 p.m. | Free.

Please REGISTER HERE if you plan to attend

Help set the foundation for our Building the Local News Ecosystem Project by participating in our opening community event, “The Local Media andMe.”

The evening will begin with short presentations by three local journalists: Renee James Gilmore, executive producer and host of ABC7’s”Empowering Voices”; Mitch Maley, featured columnist and senior editor for The Bradenton Times and host of The Bradenton Times Podcast; andWSLR News Director Johannes Werner.

They will share insiders’ perspectives on how their organizations gather and disseminate news, the limitations they face, and the skills readers andlisteners need to move from passive consumers or sideline critics to active participants in news production.

In a discussion moderated by anthropologist Maria Vesperi, the audience and panelists will be invited to engage in open, wide-ranging dialogue ontopics such the strengths and weaknesses of local reporting, how to identify and address gaps in news coverage, key differences in presenting newsand opinion, and the value of hyperlocal news.

Participants in this lively program will walk away with new tools, ideas and resources for helping to keep their communities informed about news that matters.







Funding for this program was provided through a  grant from the Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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