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The Future Of Local News (Part 3)

Wednesday, October 21, 2020, 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Watch the video above for the third and final installment of the #FutureOfLocalNews, a partnership between USC Annenberg and KPCC, Southern California Public Radio. This three-part virtual event series was designed to explore strategies for ensuring a sustainable and inclusive future for local news in Southern California.

Local news coverage – or its absence – can have a profound impact on critical community issues such as policing, health, gun violence, housing and education. But how do news organizations pay for it? 

On October 21, USC Annenberg’s Gabe Kahn facilitated a conversation with Knight Foundation vice president of journalism Jennifer Preston, L.A. Times editorial pages editor Sewell Chan and KPCC executive editor Megan Garvey as they discussed the various sustainable models to address a media environment that is increasingly shifting to digital sales and social media platforms.

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