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CoCoCo Library -- The State of Local Journalism & Why We Should Care


Thu 05 / 16 / 2024
4:00 PM to 5:30 PM


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Limited capacity: Registration Closed


This webinar will have simultaneous Spanish and American Sign Language interpretation.
Local journalism, as many have known it, seems to have disappeared. The polarizing and often inaccurate cries of 'fake news' and rise of so-called 'news deserts' with no local news outlets have led to a public crisis of confidence in news reporting, intensified by recent changes in both local and national news sources. The presenters will dissect these challenges and offer practical hands on solutions that people can use to be more news media literate, better informed about local issues, and motivate their civic engagement.
Professors and authors Mickey Huff and Nolan Higdon, from Diablo Valley College and Project Censored, along with Bob Butler, retired reporter from KCBS news will lead this discussion.
Susan Hildreth, League of Women Voters Diablo Valley will moderate this webinar.
Sponsors include the League of Women Voters of Diablo Valley, the League of Women Voters of West Contra Costa County, the Contra Costa County Library and Contra Costa TV.
Register for the Zoom webinar with your email on the CoCoCo Library webpage:
The State of Local Journalism, May 16, 2024
Information on how to access the Zoom webinar will be sent to your email addres 24 hours before the program.
The Library will provide closed captioning for this event.
This program will be recorded and uploaded to the Library's YouTube channel after the event.
If you have not received a Zoom link by May 16th, please check your junk folder, or contact your local library to receive a link.