Treat Lecture: Renewing Trust in Democracy, The Role of the Media


What is the role of the media in a democracy? In light of new technologies, how can the press continue to evolve to serve its essential function of informing “we the people,” thereby restoring trust among voters? Is the traditional press something we need to preserve, or do we need a completely new model? What role does media literacy and civics education have to play? Join Cecilia Kang of The New York Times, Joe McQuaid of New Hampshire Union Leader, and Melanie Plenda of Granite State News Collaborative in this nonpartisan conversation.  


Funded in part by a New Hampshire Humanities Community Project Grant, this William W. Treat Lecture is presented in partnership with the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications and The Warren B. Rudman Center at the UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law. Additional partnership provided by Citizens Count, the NH Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College, and the NH Supreme Court Society.

Event Details


Thursday, February 10, 2022 6:30pm


2 White Street
Concord NH 03301

Hosted By:

NH Civics

Contact Info:

Amanda Pawlik, 603-513-5121