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How Journalists and the Public Shape Our Democracy

June 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

“How Journalists and the Public Shape Our Democracy,” presented by Georgia Humanities and the Literary Guild of St. Simons Island, explores current media issues and engages the public in discussions with respected journalists and scholars about reliable and unreliable sources of information. The program is part of the¬†Democracy and the Informed Citizen¬†initiative.

Event panelists include Eric Denty of The Press-Sentinel of Jesup and The Telfair Enterprise of McRae; Michele Johnson of the College of Coastal Georgia; Orlando Montoya of WRUU-107.5 Savannah and Connect Savannah; and Robert Williams Jr. of The Blackshear Times and Southfire Newspaper Group. Laura McCarty, president of Georgia Humanities, will moderate the panel.

How Journalists and the Public Share Our Democracy: From Social Media and “Fake News” to Reporting Just the Facts, the media literacy guide published by Georgia Humanities in collaboration with the Atlanta Press Club and created in partnership with the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism, will inform the evening’s discussion program.

This event is free and open to the public, but spaces are limited.

We thank The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their generous support of this initiative and the Pulitzer Prizes for their partnership.


June 6, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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St. Simons Casino Building
550 Beachview Drive
St. Simons Island, GA 31522
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