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Local News in the Digital Age (MIT Communications Forum)

This Communications Forum event was held on September 22, 2011, in Bartos Theater at the MIT Media Lab

Is local news a casualty of the digital age? A recent report from the Federal Communications Commission suggests that although the broad media landscape is more vibrant than ever, many state and local communities face a shortage of professional reporting, undermining journalism's watchdog role at the local level. This Forum assesses the state of local journalism, paying special attention to the changing environment for news in New England.

Our speakers, drawn from traditional as well as online media, include Callie Crossley, host of her own talk show on WGBH; David Dahl, who oversees local news initiatives for the Boston Globe; and Adam Gaffin of the online news site Universal Hub. Dan Kennedy, a media analyst who teaches at Northeastern University, moderates the discussion.

Read more about the event at http://web.mit.edu/comm-forum/forums/local_news_digital_age.html#summary

Podcast available at http://cms.mit.edu/news/2011/09/podcast_communications_forum_l.php#more

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