Presented by Professor Penny Muse Abernathy, Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Over the past decade and a half, the U.S. has lost 1,800 newspapers and half of its newspaper journalists, giving rise to news deserts across vast swaths of the country. Abernathy will explore the implications for our society and the collaborative effort that will be needed if we are to reverse the trend.
Presented by the Fake News, Post-Truth, and News Literacy research cluster.
Supported by the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities. Additional support from the Department of Journalism and School of Information Sciences.