Does local journalism have a future? Join us tonight, March 7, in Madison

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People need solid information more than ever. Where will they get in, as economic forces continue to decimate the news industry?

Please join me tonight, March 7, 2019, as I put the question to a panel of journalists, philanthropists and academics.

Use It Or Lose It: Why Local News Matters starts at 6:30 pm, at Grace Episcopal Church, 4 Madison Ave., Madison. Admission is free.  The evening is presented by Impact 100 Garden State, a Special Project Fund of the Community Foundation of New Jersey, which supports charitable giving focused on making New Jersey communities stronger.

Our panelists:

Joe Amditis, Associate Director, Center for Cooperative Media, School of Communication and Media at Montclair State University

Chris Daggett, Former President and CEO of the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation

Marie DeNoia, Emmy Award winning journalist, reporter for WCBS, producer at MSNBC

Denise Lang-Grant, Former editor of Echoes-Sentinel, member of Producers Guild of America

Elizabeth Parker, Executive editor and co-publisher of NJ Hills Media Group

Mike Rispoli, Director of the Free Press New Voices connecting communities to local newsrooms

Lisa Vickery, Day editor of the national news desk at the Wall Street Journal

Bring your questions and suggestions.

If you’ve read this far… you clearly value your local news. Now we need your help to keep producing the local coverage you depend on! More people are reading Morristown Green than ever. But costs keep rising. Reporting the news takes time, money and hard work. We do it because we, like you, believe an informed citizenry is vital to a healthy community.

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  1. Over 100 concerned civic-minded citizens from multiple counties attended to take part in this essential conversation expertly panelled by Kevin. Take interest in your communities, be engaged, and subscribe to your local media sources; print or digital. They need our financial support. On behalf of Impact 100 Garden State, thank you to all participants and attendees.