Never before has the nature of news changed so quickly and dramatically than now, driven by a crumbling economic model, “#FakeNews” attacks, “filter bubbles,” and declining public support. What is the state of journalism today? What is its impact on government and elections? Many forces can threaten or undermine an independent press. What are potential solutions for saving quality journalism for the good of citizens and civic engagement? How can we build a strong and sustainable civic information ecosystem for the sake of our communities and society as a whole? Join us for an important conversation about journalism today, and learn how to become a savvy and discerning media consumer.Register Here
This program is hosted by Arizona Humanities and the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center. This program was funded by the “Why it Matters: Civic and Electoral Participation” initiative, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils and funded by Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
David Cuillier, Ph.D., is an associate professor at the University of Arizona School of Journalism, president of the National Freedom of Information Coalition, and a board member of the First Amendment Coalition of Arizona. He is a former newspaper journalist from the Pacific Northwest and served as director of the UA School of Journalism for seven years. He was national president of the Society of Professional Journalists in 2013-14 and received the organization’s highest honor, the Wells Key, for his work in advocating for press freedom nationally. He has testified three times before Congress regarding the Freedom of Information Act, and is currently editor of the peer-reviewed Journal of Civic Information.