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As Goes Journalism, So Goes the Community
February 26, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
The number of news reporters has been declining for years – in print and broadcast, and markets of all sizes. One need only look at the Illinois State House Press Corps, whose numbers have dwindled from several dozen full-time, year-round reporters to a handful of credentialed journalists today, or the decreased size of local media news staff, to see the trend in our area.
What’s the impact on you – and the community? Research shows that fewer journalists mean less accountability of public officials. Add to that the current environment in which reporters do their work, which is more challenging than ever for a variety of reasons.
AWC Illinois and NPR Illinois invite you to join the conversation on these vital issues with a panel of local journalists, including:
Jason Piscia, State Journal-Register Digital Managing Editor
Fletcher Farrar, Illinois Times Editor/CEO
Mary Hansen, NPR Illinois Multi-Media Journalist
Stacy Skrysak. Newschannel 20 Anchor/Reporter
Moderator Sean Crawford, NPR Illinois Editorial Director will lead the discussion
Tuesday, February 26, 5:30 p.m. at The Incubator, 11 West Old State Capitol Plaza in downtown Springfield.
Register to attend at https://forms.uofi.uis.edu/sec/1364880. The cost is $5.00 and along with an opportunity to be a part of the discussion, attendees will receive an NPR Illinois pint glass.
Join the conversation on why an informed Illinois matters!