With our nation struggling to respond to the weaknesses and vulnerabilities in our political, economic, and civic life, reversing the death spiral of diverse and local media is essential to our nation emerging from the current crisis as a more resilient democracy. At risk is access to trusted local and diverse news sources for critical and often life-saving information. This is especially true for underserved communities who would otherwise be without a watch dog for government, civic and corporate accountability and without awareness of the social, economic, and political events controlling their lives. Policymakers, business community leaders, and the general public now have a unique opportunity to work together to develop consensus-based solutions to ensure that local and diverse media makes it through and emerges stronger post COVID-19.Our blue star panel will share insights on current advocacy efforts and industry actions to address the crisis, and, more importantly, how Corporate America can support their efforts. Moderated by David Morgan, MMCA Co-Founder and President, panelists will include Juan Señor, President London, Innovation Media Group; Steve Waldman, President and Co-Founder, Report for America; Tracie Powell, Program Officer, Racial Equality in Journalism Fund at Borealis Philanthropy; David Chavern, President and CEO, News Media Alliance; and Carrie Fox, Founder and CEO of Mission Partners. Sponsored by MMCA.
Our Shared Responsibility to Help Save Diverse and Local Media
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