UNC Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics Penny Abernathy will take part in a virtual panel discussion, “Redefining the Local News Crisis: Deconstructing the News Desert,” sponsored by the Tow Center for Digital Journalism at the Columbia Journalism School on Sept. 9, 2020 at noon.
Joining Abernathy in the conversation to frame, define and scale the local news crisis include
- Aaron Foley, Black Media Initiative Director, Center for Community Media, Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY;
- Sarah Stonbely, Research Director, Center for Cooperative Media, Montclair State University, News Ecosystem Mapping Project ; and
- Matthew Weber, Associate Professor, Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Minnesota, The News Measures Research Project.
The panel is the first in a series of three discussions. The next two panel discussions will focus on new emerging models in local news.