Advocate Publisher will discuss the future of local Oregon journalism in a virtual panel

As reported by pen america, local journalism is in decline across the country. News outlets continue to be closed, resources depleted, journalists fired and publication schedules reduced. The consequences of a growing lack of reliable information involve not only a less informed public, but also less well-monitored – and therefore less likely to be held accountable – social, political and economic activities.

Tomorrow, October 26, at 7 p.m., Corvallis Lawyer Editor Steve Schultz will join a virtual discussion with Oregon-based journalists to deliberate on the future of local journalism, current challenges facing newsrooms, and solutions to help strengthen local news ecosystems.

Panelists include:

  • Sam Misa, a sophomore at Oregon State University majoring in political science and minoring in Spanish. Misa is currently editor-in-chief of City The daily barometer – OSU’s source for print and digital information.
  • Regina G.Lawrence, research director of the Agora Journalism Center and professor and associate dean in the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon. Lawrence’s research focuses on journalistic norms, press-state relations, and “the role of media, gender, and social identity in political communication.” She is also an editor for the journal political communications.
  • Laura Gundersoneditor of editorial and opinion pages for The Oregonian who also helps oversee the news department as director of public interest and accountability.

The panel will be moderated by Dr. Philip Kneis, a professor in the OSU School of Public Policy, whose primary research interests include the intersections of politics and culture in the United States and the European Union.

Join the panel here.

By Lawyer Staff

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