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Democracy & Journalism

November 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

“An Issue of Trust: Democracy and the Future of Journalism” is a series of community conversations across Nebraska.
The Kearney Hub, in partnership with Humanities NebraskaFederation of State Humanities Councils, the The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and Pulitzer Prizes, presents the local program.

There is no charge to attend the event.

The moderator for the evening will be NPR correspondent Sarah McCammon. Tentative plans include Nebraska Educational Telecommunications filming the Kearney and Lincoln sessions for a later broadcast.

Panelists for the Kearney program are:

– Matt Waite, UNL College of Journalism and Mass Communicationsprofessor and #PulitzerPrize winner for PolitiFact;

– Erin Grace, Omaha World-Herald columnist;

– Shon Barenklau, Kearney Hub publisher.

The program will bring together the public, journalists and others involved with the media sector to explore the relationship between journalism, democracy and an informed citizenry.

The topics include the challenges facing national, state and local news media; concerns raised about “fake news” and biased news reporting; and the state of journalism in rural and urban areas.

This program is part of the national “Democracy and the Informed Citizen” initiative involving state humanities councils throughout the country that seeks to deepen the public’s knowledge and appreciation of the connections between democracy, the humanities, journalism and an informed citizenry.


November 15, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The World Theatre
2318 Central Ave
Kearney, NE 68847 United States
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