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COVID-19 Funders Briefing Series II: The Vital Role of NJ Local News and Information

COVID-19 Funders Briefing Series II: The Vital Role of NJ Local News and Information

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm EDT
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Learn how your grantmaking organization can support local news that serves New Jersey communities by providing trusted information, while promoting equity and justice.

Local news plays a critical role in providing residents with reliable, high-quality, and accessible local news to stay informed about policy changes and other community responses, how to stay safe and get help, and share their concerns and needs. As we continue to face COVID-19 during an election year, it is more important than ever that we support local news that centers the concerns, voices, and information needs of residents.

During this briefing we’ll discuss COVID-19’s impact on the local news and information ecosystem and how media collaborations are filling COVID-19 information gaps in U.S. cities, including New Jersey. We’ll also explore how investments in journalism, including supporting BIPOC media, helps ensure more voices are heard and advances a more just and equitable democracy.

Join us for an engaging conversation on the importance of local journalism in building connected, informed, and engaged communities during times of crisis.

Speakers will include:
Stefanie Murray, Director, Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State University
Lea Trusty, Program Associate, Democracy Fund
Lee Whack, Senior Development Director, Chalkbeat
Meghan Van Dyk, Informed Communities Program Officer, Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation; Advisory board, New Jersey Local News Lab Fund

Cost: Free for CNJG Grantmakers. $50 for Nonmember Grantmakers

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