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Communicating in a News Desert: Superior Public Forum

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Barkers Island Inn Resort & Conference Center

300 Marina Drive

Superior, WI 54880

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Join us at a community forum to explore the impact of the changing landscape of news media on Superior and Douglas County. Experts in understanding the nationwide -- and local -- issue of shrinking access to local news on the economy, community engagement and democracy, as well as the future of local news, will give us the big picture. This panel will be followed by a discussion of the results of community focus groups and surveys about how people who live and/or work in Douglas County find out what they need to know to be informed in their civic and community life.

Confirmed panelists include:

  • Sen. Janet Bewley
  • Lewis Friedland, University of Wisconsin - Madison Center for Communication and Democracy, Dept. of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Andy Hall, Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
  • Jesse Holcomb, Calvin College
  • Kevin Jacobsen, News Director KBJR 6 & CBS 3
  • Danielle Kaeding, Superior Bureau Reporter, WPR
  • Bruce Thompson, National Bank of Commerce
  • Erinn Whitaker, University of North Carolina Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media

For more information about panelists, updates to this event and to access the community survey, please see https://beyondtheheadlineswisconsin.org/superior

Beyond the Headlines is a statewide project of the Wisconsin Humanities Council. We would like to thank the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their generous support of this initiative and the Pulitzer Prizes for their partnership. Thank you to our local partners, Wisconsin Public Radio, UW-Superior Center for Community Engaged Learning, Barkers Island Inn, Business North, Explore Superior, KBJR, National Bank of Commerce, Superior Public Library, Superior Telegram, Superior Chamber of Commerce, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College and other community members.

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