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Wednesday, July 10 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Local News Needs and the Role of PEG Channels

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We are experiencing the disappearance of local news and information and the creation of media and news deserts across America.  How are PEG channels developing journalism projects to meet local information and news needs in their communities?  What are steps you can take to begin supporting local news?  How do government and government sponsored organizations support an independent press?

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Mike Johnson

Executive Director, CCX Media
Mike Johnson has worked for CCX Media - formerly Northwest Community Television since it began operations in 1982. Mike serves as Executive Director of both a non profit organization CCX Media and a Government Joint Powers Agency the Northwest Suburbs Cable Communications Commission... Read More →
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Erica Jones

Director of Institutional Advancement, Somerville Media Center
Connect, create and communicate. These three words are Erica's mantra. Both at her position with Somerville Media Center and as a Board President of the Alliance for Community Media-NE, she works hard to build on and expand engagement efforts with other community organizations, residents... Read More →

Wednesday July 10, 2019 1:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
Pavilion West