Thwarting the Emergence of News Deserts Live Stream

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Schedule

11 a.m.

Welcome
Susan King, dean, UNC School of Media and Journalism

11:10-11:30 a.m.

A conversation with Penny Muse Abernathy, Knight chair in journalism and digital media economics, UNC School of Media and Journalism

Moderator:
Judy Woodruff, anchor and managing editor, PBS NewsHour

11:30-12:30 p.m.

Panel discussion: Challenges of News Deserts and Ideas for the Future

Moderator:
Judy Woodruff, anchor and managing editor, PBS NewsHour

Panelists:
Bill Church, senior vice president of news, GateHouse Media
Walter Hussman, publisher, Arkansas Democrat Gazette
Michael Oreskes, senior vice president of news and editorial director, NPR
Geneva Overholser, senior fellow, Democracy Fund
Ryan Thornburg, associate professor and director, Reese News Lab, UNC School of Media and Journalism

12:30-1:45 p.m.

Luncheon

With remarks from Jennifer Preston, Vice President/Journalism, Knight Foundation, on her vision for Knight’s commitment to local news. Ms. Preston also will engage the audience on key challenges.

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