On Tuesday June 8, in the first of a two-part series of conversations, leading journalism experts will discuss one of the predominant threats to a functioning democracy: the viability of journalism in 21st century America. The free online event, hosted by Virginia Humanities in partnership with the Federation of State Humanities Councils, will feature national experts and practitioners with decades of experience in journalism.
In the first of two events, speakers Penny Abernathy, visiting professor at Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University; Greg Moore, partner and editor-in-chief of Deke Digital; Karen Rundlet, director of the Journalism Program at the Knight Foundation; and Margaret Sullivan, media columnist at The Washington Post will examine and discuss the multitude of issues facing print journalism and what newspapers are doing to survive. In addition, they will explore innovative work being done by new vehicles of journalism across the country and how access to that reporting can offer viable and trustworthy news resources. The panel will be moderated by Phoebe Stein, president of the Federation of State Humanities Councils.