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Community News and Democracy

April 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

WSLR presents Community News and Democracy. This is the sixth and final forum in their public newsroom series with the goal of building a better local news ecosystem. A thriving democracy relies on an informed and engaged electorate. Local news, in particular, is essential to civic engagement, trust, voter participation, and community vitality. Now more than ever, it can be a critical tool to help combat misinformation and polarization. In this session, Panelists will discuss the role that local news plays in supporting healthy local democratic practices.

Registration is suggested but not required to attend. Funding for this program is provided through Community Project Grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in partnership with WSLR. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

April 2 @ 6:00 pm -
April 2 @ 7:30 pm


Presenter Information:
Maria Vesperi, professor of anthropology of New College of Florida, advisory scholar and facilitator; Brian Ries, engagement editor at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, panelist; Mary Shedden, news director at WUSF Public Media, panelist; and Matthew Sauer, collaboration and impact officer for the Charles & Margery Barancik Foundation, panelist.
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Event Contact:

Arlene Sweeting
(941) 894-6469

Event Venue:

Fogartyville Community Media and Arts Center
525 Kumquat Ct
Sarasota, Florida 34236
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Venue Phone:
(941) 894-6469

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