The Battle of Local News vs. Disinformation

Mar 9, 2019

3:30pm – 4:30pm CT

Recording: The Battle of Local News vs. Disinformation, Mar 9, 2019

Local communities are weaker without robust news ecosystems. Civic engagement declines, public financing costs more, and residents no longer get the information they need to understand critical issues, make good decisions and hold elected officials to account.

A movement is underway to revitalize local news across the country in an effort to better inform Americans, building relationships of trust between news organizations and their communities to shut out misinformation and disinformation.

This panel will feature leaders in this movement including Vivian Schiller, CEO of Civil Foundation; Craig Newmark, head of Craig Newmark Philanthropies; R.L. Nave, editor-in-chief of Mississippi Today; and Steven Waldman, co-founder and president of Report for America.



Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

R.L. Nave

Mississippi Today

Craig Newmark

Craig Newmark Philanthropies

Vivian Schiller

Aspen Digital

Steven Waldman

Report for America

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Media & Journalism

Level:

Intermediate