State of Democracy Summit: The Role of the Press - 92Y, New York

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State of Democracy Summit: The Role of the Press

Josie Duffy Rice, Wesley Lowery, Jay Rosen, Stephen Engelberg, moderator

Mar 25, 2021

In a time when voters urgently need a more robust, independent press, the business model for news is collapsing. Readers who once relied on local papers to be trustworthy sources of information are turning to internet platforms that peddle misinformation and paranoid delusions. Can we have a democracy without an agreed set of facts? What role can the press play in making sure voters have the information they need to make informed decisions? Are there things the government or press should be doing differently to protect democracy?

Categories: News & Politics


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