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A Local Press: Healthy local journalism and our deepening national divide

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St. John's Episcopal Church

211 North Monroe Street

Tallahassee, FL 32301

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The second dinner in our 2019-20 Village Square Dinner at the Square Season:

A Local Press: Healthy local journalism and our deepening national divide.

No longer represented by local shoe-leather reporting done by a journalist you knew and saw at town meetings, many American communities now only think of the media as distant strangers who can’t be trusted. So the scarcity of hometown newspapers doesn’t just make it so some communities are dark on local news, but it’s actively feeding our lack of trust and the partisan divide at a national level. Add this together with the rise of multimedia conglomerates and partisan news sources and it’s obvious why our problems in journalism are Big Wicked Problems, and time might be short to stop the most profound consequences that lie ahead. And if we lose our paper, just who can we blame but ourselves?


In keeping with our theme for the year – that it’s in our hometown where we ultimately decide who we are to each other and (in this case) what we know about our government, our community and our neighbors – we’re keeping our journalism discussion real and we’re keeping it local. Right here, right now, in this place and between these people. So we’ll also talk specifically how we keep our local journalism alive.


We look forward to being joined by Skip Foster, Publisher of the Tallahassee Democrat.


Dinner Menu:

Main: Chicken Curry
Vegetarian Main: Vegetable curry
Saffron Rice
Green Beans
Mixed Green Salad
Yeast rolls
Dessert: Blonde Brownies & Pumpkin Bars


Many thanks to our sponsors Johnson + Blanton, and The Tallahassee Democrat. We couldn't do this work without your support!

*** Note that you can pay by check (ticket price only, no system processing fee) by emailing leslie@villagesquare.us to reserve your ticket(s), and then simply MAIL YOUR CHECK NO LATER THAN MONDAY, JANUARY 20 to: The Village Square, PO Box 10352, Tallahassee FL 32302.

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St. John's Episcopal Church

211 North Monroe Street

Tallahassee, FL 32301

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