Local Media Coverage and Telling Stories of Democracy

Join the next Herrick Roth Community Seminar on Democracy on Friday, March 10 from Noon to 2 p.m.

Armed with a First Amendment mandate to hold the powerful to account, the media has long shaped American attitudes about civic institutions, fairness, and democracy itself. How do members of Colorado’s press corps view and cover the state of American democracy today, at the local, state and national levels? Which angles, stories and voices are journalists amplifying, and what impact do those choices have on the narratives that shape our conversations on democracy? What is the role of modern journalism, in supporting a more functional and inclusive public square – both online and offline?

Corey Hutchins (Colorado College) and Melissa Davis (Colorado Media Project) will moderate this free, public, lunchtime panel discussion with panelists:

Kyle Clark, Anchor and Managing Editor, 9News
Elizabeth Green, founder and CEO of Chalkbeat and co-author of “The Roadmap for Local News
Jesus Sanchez, Publisher and Editor, El Comercio de Colorado
Andrew Villegas, News Director, Colorado Public Radio News

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This is a free, public, in-person event and lunch will be provided. It will be held on campus at University of Colorado Denver, in the Terrace Room at 1380 Lawrence Street, Denver, CO 80204.

The discussion is part of the Herrick Roth Community Seminars on Democracy, hosted by the University of Colorado Denver’s School of Public Affairs.

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