Forum on journalism's importance to democracy


The League of Women Voters of Skagit County invites the public to a meeting to discuss the future of local journalism and its importance to our democracy Monday, May 15, 6:30-8 p.m. at Mount Vernon High School auditorium, 1075 Fulton Street.

The Mount Vernon High School debate team, who will argue the proposition "A thriving democracy is dependent on a local news source." This will be followed by a panel discussion featuring journalists Brier Dudley, Seattle Times Free Press Initiative; Jason Miller, Concrete Herald publisher; Ron Judd, Cascadia Daily News executive editor; and Ken Stern, La Conner Weekly News publisher.

The evening's goal is to reflect on how local journalism is evolving and the impact those changes have on community participation in governing ourselves. The League of Women Voters of Skagit County invites all those interested in staying informed about our community in the Skagit Valley to attend.

Information, Skagit League: [email protected]; 360 708-3147.


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