Conversations about Democracy: Does Local Journalism Matter?

In recent decades, many of Wisconsin’s newspapers have closed or been swallowed up by large media conglomerates. Part of this process leads to reducing staff size, which leads to less coverage of local issues. This has had a real impact on communities.

Patty Loew, a professor in the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University joined Ron Smith of the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service and Julian Emerson of UpNorthNews for a conversation about local reporting and why it matters.

Love Wisconsin and Wisconsin Humanities sponsored this event.


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