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Journalism, Democracy, and the Informed Citizen: State & Local News

March 17, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

State & Local News: The news business and its future with Scott Stoddard

Throughout March, featured panelists will discuss world media and news sources, contemporary political issues, and the future of local news. This is the last event of the 3-part series focusing on news business and its future facilitated by Charles F. Rund and panelist Scott Stoddard.

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.

Journalism, Democracy, and the Informed Citizen 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 at least 24 hours in advance. Let us know when you register if you prefer to attend in person or virtually. A zoom link will be sent to your email if you choose virtual attendance. Email or call 541-476-0571 to register.


March 17, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Grants Pass
200 NW C Street
Grants Pass, OR 97526 United States
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