Facts & Acts: Media Literacy
What’s today’s headline? You might not know because, between late 2019 and May 2022, more than 360 newspapers closed, according to Northwestern University. Locally, newspapers shutter twice per week. Not only is this decline creating news deserts, but the lack of information and engagement tears the seams of democracy.
How are newspapers and journalists navigating this space, and what does this mean for audiences affected? What can we do now to rebuild media literacy for all and the networks that provide trusted coverage?
Join Rahul Bali, politics reporter for WABE – 90.1 FM, and three panelists as they discuss how we can create a healthy news landscape and informed, media-literate and media-savvy citizenry. Meet our panelists:
- Leroy Chapman, Jr., editor-in-chief, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
- Dr. Charles N. Davis, dean, University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism
- Sophia Qureshi, founder and editor, 285 South