Vermont Journalism in Turbulent Times

A series of talks by local, regional and statewide journalists

This program is free and open to the public; there is no need to register.  We hope you’ll join us!

How are Vermont journalists dealing with this fast-paced age of internet and social media communications, 24/7 news coverage, a polarized and fragmented public, “fake news” and financial pressures on traditional media?  Join us for a series of three conversations with editors and executives who will reflect on the challenges and opportunities they face today. They’ll talk about why independent journalism matters and what role journalists have in our communities and public affairs.

Leaders of publications at the local, regional and state levels will discuss their work andengage with the audience and with Woodstock’s own circle of eminent retired journalists—John Mathews, Bob Hager, and Karen & Sandy Gilmour. These conversations should be wide-ranging and informative.

All talks will take place on these Saturday afternoons on the Mezzanine at Norman Williams Public Library, Woodstock, from 2:00  to 3:30 p.m.:

May 4:   Anne Galloway, Founder and Editor of VTDigger

May 11:  Maggie Cassidy,  Editor of the Valley News

May 18:  Phil Camp,  President and owner, The Vermont Standard