Journalism and media are changing in ways we can’t predict and often find uncomfortable. Balancing biases, rooting out mis/disinformation, and slogging through a never-ending news cycle is overwhelming, especially with the internet’s infinite information. But change isn’t always bad. If the newspaper was the pinnacle of the last great information age, where is journalism headed today? How do we navigate available content and our responsibilities as readers? And how do we use all that information to do something besides be overwhelmed?
Pre-program reception 5:30 pm. Program begins at 6:30 pm sharp
This conversation, moderated by Dr. Kimberly Lauffer of Keene State College, will bring together Mike Pride, historian, author, Pulitzer Prize administorator, and former editor of the Concord Monitor, and Daniela Allee, senior news editor at NH Public Radio. They will consider how the history of journalism can help us make sense of the “news” today, as well as the present and future state of news media.
This program is part of the “Democracy and the Informed Citizen” initiative, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils. The initiative seeks to deepen the public’s knowledge and appreciation of the vital connections between democracy, the humanities, journalism, and an informed citizenry. We thank The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their generous support of this initiative and the Pulitzer Prizes for their partnership.