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Redefining the Local News Crisis: Partisan Media and the 2020 Election

Featuring: Emily Bell, Director, Tow Center for Digital Journalism; Michael Schudson, Professor of Journalism, Columbia Journalism School; Sue Cross, Executive Director and CEO, Institute for Nonprofit News; Chris Fitzsimon, Director and Publisher, States Newsroom

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Redefining the Local News Crisis: Community Centered Models

Featuring: Sam Ford, Director of Cultural Intelligence for Simon & Schuster; Letrell Crittenden, Program Director and Assistant Professor of Communication, Jefferson University; Andrea Wenzel, Assistant Professor, Temple University's Klein College of Media and Communication; Michael Romain, Editor, Austin Weekly News; Maleka Fruean, Community Organizer, Germantown Info Hub

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Redefining the Local News Crisis: Deconstructing the News Desert

Featuring: Sara Rafsky, Senior Research fellow, Tow Center for Digital Journalism; Penelope Muse Abernathy, Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics Professor, UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media; Aaron Foley, Black Media Initiative Director, Center for Community Media, Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY; Sarah Stonbely, Research Director, Center for Cooperative Media, Montclair State University; Matthew Weber, Associate Professor, Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota

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Community-Engaged Journalism

Featuring: Andrea Wenzel, Assistant Professor, Temple University; Sarah Alvarez, Founder and Executive Editor of Outlier Media; Alicia Bell, Free Press’ News Voices Organizing Manager; jesikah maria ross, Senior Community Engagement Strategist at Capital Public Radio.

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The Journalism Crisis Project: What is the future of local news?

Featuring: Stacy-Marie Ishmael, Editorial Director, Texas Tribune; Farai Chideya, Program Officer, Creativity and Free Expression, Journalism, The Ford Foundation; Jeanne Straus, President & Publisher, Straus News; Tasneem Raja, Editor-in-Chief, The Oaklandside and Emily Bell, Director, Tow Center for Digital Journalism with moderator Kyle Pope of CJR.

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The Journalism Crisis Project: International outlook

Featuring: Tow Center's Emily Bell and Columbia Journalism Review's Kyle Pope in conversation with Ritu Kapur, Co-Founder and CEO of Quintillion Media, India; Ricardo Gandour, Executive Director at Rede CBN, Brazil; Anya Schiffrin, Director of the Technology, Media and Communications specialization at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, USA; and Ntibinyane Ntibinyane, journalist and co-founder of INK Centre for Investigative Journalism, Botswana.

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The Journalism Crisis Project: How do we count the cost? 

Featuring: Kristen Hare, Reporter, The Poynter Institute for Media Studies; Penelope Muse Abernathy, Knight Chair, UNC Hussman School of Journalism & Media; Kyle Pope, Editor, Columbia Journalism Review and Sarah Stonbely, Research Director, Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University.

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Tow Center Report Launch: Conservative Newswork 

Featuring: Anthony Nadler, AJ Bauer, Magda Konieczna and panelists Amber Athey, Geoffrey Ingersoll, Nicole Hemmer

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