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Eckstrom-Columbus Public Library

(520) 594-5285|https://www.library.pima.gov/locations/col/

October 2022

A Free Press: Cornerstone of Democracy with Gail Rhodes

October 11 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Eckstrom-Columbus Library, 4350 E. 22nd St.
Tucson, AZ 85711 United States
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The first amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects press freedom. Freedom of the press is important because it plays a vital role in informing citizens about public affairs and monitoring the actions of government. But what happens when public trust in the media is eroded by sensationalism, foreign influences or bots, fake news, and business monopolies? Who makes the news and what is newsworthy? Is non-partisan news coverage based on facts even still possible? What is the role of the…

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