Over the past 15 years, more than 2,000 American newspapers have merged or closed. What happens when the presses stop rolling? Who will tell the stories of touchdowns scored, heroes honored, and neighbors lost? And who will hold mayors and school boards accountable? Join four journalists for a wide-ranging conversation about local journalism and the void left when newspapers close.
The panel includes Jamie Stockwell, deputy national editor at the New York Times and former managing editor of the San Antonio Express-News; Richard Fausset, an Atlanta-based national correspondent whose story “The Death of One Local Newspaper” chronicled the end of the Warroad Pioneer, a weekly newspaper in Minnesota that closed after 121 years; Rebecca Colden, former publisher of the Warroad Pioneer; and Suki Dardarian, senior managing editor and vice president at the Minneapolis Star Tribune who is part of a national, multi-newspaper project examining the future of digital news.
The conversation will continue at a reception with New York Times journalists and special guests after the panel discussion.
Free tickets available at the Main Lobby desk from 1 pm.