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?
92Y needs your help
Many of you have asked how you can help 92Y as we face tremendous financial losses due to Covid-19. From now through June 30, your gift will be matched dollar for dollar up to $250,000 by an anonymous donor—going twice as far in supporting 92Y. You can help sustain our beloved institution and support the creation of new, online programming that will bring comfort and inspiration to our community. Thank you for anything you can do to help.