Journalism, Truth and Healthy Communities
Date: January 8, 2020
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Presented by Judith Meyer, Executive Editor for Sun Media Group, Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel
Healthy people, healthy businesses, healthy governments — healthy communities — are all best informed and engaged by independent community journalists who examine school budgets, expose scandals, question practices and politics, scrutinize environmental practices, who champion good and who dare to challenge fear and falsehoods.
The work we do in our newsrooms enhances community life, it exposes mental and social health care problems and brings solutions forward, it relentlessly exposes overspending in our governments, and highlights the great people who live and work all around us. Communities are healthier, more engaged, more resilient and better able to thrive when informed by truth.
While your original invitation was about speaking on media and its current effect on the world, in my world it’s all about local journalism and its effect on Maine communities.