Consider This: Journalism, Democracy, and the Informed Citizen

Library offers three programs in March sponsored by Oregon Humanities

Josephine Community Library invites the community to join a series of three programs titled Consider This: Journalism, Democracy, and the Informed Citizen facilitated by policy researcher and former president of Charlton Research Company, Charles F. Rund on March 3, 10, and 17 from 6 pm to 7:30 pm at the Grants Pass branch of Josephine Community Library at 200 NW C Street.

March 3: The Big Picture: World media and news sources with Charles F. Rund
March 10: US Journalism & Informed Citizens: Political issues and the public with Kathleen Frankovic
March 17: State & Local News: The news business and its future with Scott Stoddard

Charles F. Rund was President of Charlton Research Company, a public policy and opinion research firm that conducted extensive, national public opinion research for over 250 corporations, including 24 listed in the top 100 of the Fortune 500. Recognized as an expert in the research and analysis of specialized issues affecting the political community, Mr. Rund has been an election night analyst for CBS news for 32 years and has been a key player in presidential, gubernatorial, and congressional elections, as well as many state and local campaigns.

Kathleen Frankovic spent more than three decades at CBS News as the point person for the CBS News Poll and the CBS News polling collaboration with The New York Times. She has served as president of both the World Association for Public Opinion and the American Association for Public Opinion Research, and has won many national awards for her work conducting and explaining public opinion for the news media, including the 2008 AAPOR Award for Exceptionally Distinguished Achievement and the 2011 Roper Center Mitofsky Award for Excellence in Public Opinion Research. She holds a Ph.D. in political science and has consulted for Harvard University, Pew Research Center, CBS News, the Open Society Foundations, and YouGov.

Scott Stoddard is the editor of the Grants Pass Daily Courier, one of the few remaining family-owned newspapers in the country. He has worked as a newspaper journalist for 33 years, from small newspapers (the Kenai Peninsula Clarion and the Issaquah Press) to large (the Seattle Post-Intelligencer and the San Antonio Express-News). In the last three years, he has won 24 journalism awards from the Oregon Newspaper Publishers Association for his work at the Daily Courier, including first-place honors for best writing, best editorials, and best local column. Under Scott’s leadership, the Daily Courier newsroom was awarded ONPA’s Baker Family Public Service Journalism Award for its coverage of the Taylor Creek and Klondike wildfires in 2018.

Consider This was made possible in part by a grant from Oregon Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Oregon Cultural Trust, The Standard, and Stoel Rives LLP. This program will be offered both in person and virtually. Space is limited and registration is required. To register, email info@josephinelibrary.org, or call 541-476-0571.

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