Cities Without News: Fighting Information Inequality in America’s News Deserts

Session Date: 
Sat., April 6, 2013:
4-5:30 pm
Room: 
Governors Square 15
Activity: 
Journalism and Public Media

News deserts are popping up around the United States as cutbacks in newsrooms have left entire cities without reliable local news sources. Learn how journalists and activists can work together to revitalize these news deserts. Panelists will discuss new models meant to tackle this issue head on, and participants will learn how to use open-source mapping and community planning to assess local news resources and engage community foundations and community members in creating media solutions that work.

People + Policy

= Positive Change for the Public Good

people + policy = Positive Change for the Public Good