Submitted by Angela Harrison on 10 March 2021 - 5:26pm
We've received this invitation for you, from Tortoise Media.
This is from them......
We have been delighted to welcome your journalism students at the University of Kent at our ThinkIns over the past few months, and so wanted to share another upcoming event on local news that might also be of interest.
On Wednesday 17 March (18:30-19:30) we (Tortoise Media) are hosting a digital discussion on The Battle for Truth: Is local the answer? We'd love to see your students join on the day and so are offering them complimentary tickets to join the ThinkIn.
Here's the blurb
Press Gazette reported a net loss of 265 local news titles between 2005 and 2020. This hollowing out of local press has been much lamented, diminishing local government scrutiny and undermining trust in news media overall. Has the business model for reliable, quality local news been destroyed for good by the algorithms? Since they were designated as key workers in the pandemic, has the burnished reputation of on-the-ground local news reporters marked the start of a resurgence in local news? Does ‘local’ have to be defined geographically? Or are we at risk of fetishising local news over the supposedly “untrustworthy” national papers and big corps? Join us for a ThinkIn with local news innovators who believe it is not only possible, but essential that trust in news is rebuilt local-first.
How your students can join in:
To register for a complimentary ticket, your students can visit this page https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-battle-for-truth-is-local-the-answer-... and sign up with the code STUDENTJOURNOS. Just hit Tickets and then 'Enter promo code'.