PANEL TO ADDRESS THREATS TO FREE PRESS

Three leading journalists in our region will explore the challenges facing journalism in “As a Matter of Fact: Journalism Under Threat”, a discussion to be held at the Walpole town hall on Wednesday, February 28, at 7 pm.

The panelists include Paul Miller, executive editor of the Keene Sentinel; Kristen Nevious, Director of the Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication at Franklin Pierce University; and Nancy West, publisher of InDepthNH.org, our state’s on-line center for public interest journalism.

The three will explore the threats that journalism faces; the ways in which reporters at legitimate news organizations work to verify their information; the pernicious concept of “fake news”; and how social media is challenging our concepts of news and perhaps even of truth itself.

A discussion with the audience will follow.

If February 28’s weather cancels the event, it will be held on Thursday, March 1, at 7 pm at the Walpole town hall.

This event is sponsored by the Fall Mountain Alliance, a forum for informed community engagement.

For more details, call 603-445-2200 or e-mail bdaviss@comcast.net.

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