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Journalists Consider Community News Reporting

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December 7: 7:00 pm

Richard Watts, Director of the Center for Research on Vermont, leads a panel of journalists as they explore what journalism means in the digital age, and examine ways in which youth take part in current journalism trends. Panelists include Meg Little Reilly, Deputy Associate Director at the White House Office of Management and Budget for President Obama.

About the Speakers

Richard Watts is the Director of the Center for Research on Vermont; a lecturer in the Department of Geography, the co-director of the Reporting & Documentary Program, and coordinator of the internship program in the College of Arts & Sciences at UVM; and the founder of Community News Service.

Meg Little Reilly is the Director of Communications at Convergence Center for Policy Resolution. She is the author of the novels The Misfortunes of Family, Everything that Follows, and We are Unprepared, which has been translated into several languages. Her fourth book How to Be Alive was a finalist for the Black Lawrence Press 2022 Big Moose Prize and she was a short story finalist for the Bellingham Review 2022 Tobias Wolff Award.

Underwriter: Preservation Trust of Vermont; National Endowment for the Humanities Democracy and the Informed Citizen Initiative.

This program is funded in part by the “Democracy and the Informed Citizen” initiative, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The initiative seeks to deepen the public’s knowledge and appreciation of the vital connections between democracy, the humanities, journalism, and an informed citizenry.

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December 7
7:00 pm
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Michelle Singer
(802) 223-3338


Kellogg-Hubbard Library
135 Main St
Montpelier, VT 05602 United States
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