February 17, 2018

Libraries Invited to Foster Dialog on New Era of News

By LJ Staff

The Preview Forum aims to bring together news professionals and the public in local forums to discuss social issues; this spring the topic is ‘ The News We Need: Finding Balance in an Age of Spin.’ Among the topics: ‘What is the role of news in a democracy? Have we abandoned the goal of objectivity? How do community members get the news they need in an increasingly partisan landscape?’ Organizations, including libraries, are invited to become local partners and host local forums. Free resources, including videos, planning guides, and publicity materials, will be provided to the first 150 organizations that join. For more information, contact Julia John at jjohn@roundtablemedia.com. The project is funded by the Ford Foundation. The American Library Association is a partner in the project.