The Future Of Local News (Part 2)

By KPCC In Person (other events)

Wednesday, September 9 2020 1:00 PM 2:00 PM

Join us for part two of the #FutureOfLocalNews, a partnership between USC Annenberg and KPCC, Southern California Public Radio. This three-part virtual event series was designed to explore strategies for ensuring a sustainable and inclusive future for local news in Southern California.

Los Angeles is a kaleidoscope of small communities and areas, all with differing information needs. How does local media address the information needs of diverse communities and become more reflective of the audiences they're designed to serve? How might there be a pivot to support local information ecosystems beyond what's been previously imagined and realized? 

On September 9 we’ll take a deep dive into how we can build an inclusive local news ecosystem. KPCC director of community engagement Ashley Alvarado will be joined by Outlier founder and executive editor Sarah Alvarez, LA Taco editor-in-chief Javier Cabral, and USC Annenberg adjunct lecturer and LA Times audience engagement editor Adriana Lacy to discuss strategies for amplifying community voices and the types of education and professional pipelines needed to support more diverse—and relevant—newsrooms.