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Do We Have a Media Crisis? Core Factors and What We Can Do About It

May 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm


With featured speakers:

Victor Pickard

Author of Democracy Without Journalism? Professor, University of Pennsylvania

Sue Wilson

Emmy-winning Director of Broadcast Blues, activist journalist, founder of Media Action Center

Christopher Lewis

Christopher Lewis is President and CEO at Public Knowledge. Before joining Public Knowledge in 2012, Chris worked for the Federal Communications Commission Office of Legislative Affairs, Senator Ted Kennedy’s office, and President Barack Obama’s 2008 Presidential Campaign.


Hear each of these panelists speak about the history and influences that have led our country to the rapid proliferation of a propagandist media that is threatening truth and fomenting extremism. The presentations will be followed by audience questions and answers and information-sharing on what we can do about the state of the media to address the democracy crisis.

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Contact: Jennifer Karius, DemocracyReformRankingProject@gmail.com

We can’t have democracy without journalism, without a press system, without a free and functional 4th estate…Unfortunately, a lot of the concerns don’t get at the structural causes. One of the main contributing factors is the loss of public service journalism: investigative reporting, local reporting, policy reporting- that thing that democracy requires- is disappearing. It’s a national crisis. It is affecting all of us. Everyone who cares about our democracy needs to care about our news and information systems. ~ Victor Pickard


May 4
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm