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Democracy & the Informed Citizen: The Role of Local News

March 25, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

In conjunction with Georgia Humanities’ Democracy and the Informed Citizen initiative, a special virtual panel will take place this Thursday, March 25 at 7p. This installment is hosted in partnership with WALB News in Albany. The one-hour discussion will focus on the important role that local news has played during the COVID-19 pandemic and the work being done by journalists to combat misinformation. Panelists include Jill Holloway, managing editor at the Post Searchlight (Banbridge), Marcus Howard, author of How Journalists and the Public Shape Our Democracy: From Social Media and “Fake News” to Reporting Just the Facts, and Alden Lisse, Valdosta native and student at UGA’s Grady College of Journalism. The panel will be moderated by Karla Heath-Sands, WALB News Anchor.

To register for this FREE panel event CLICK HERE.

This virtual event is part of a multiyear initiative, featuring a series of community conversations that explore the essential role that the humanities and journalism play in creating an informed citizenry, and in turn, a healthy democracy.

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