A conversation about local news and its effect on political coverage

Earlier this week I had a chance to take part in a panel discussion with some wicked smart people about the future of local news, sponsored by Louisiana State University’s Manship School of Mass Communication. The discussion was moderated by Josh Darr, an assistant professor at LSU and a recent guest on the “What Works” podcast. We were joined by:

  • Sarabeth Berman, CEO of the American Journalism Project.
  • Jessica Mahone, research director of the Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media.
  • Steve Waldman, President and Co-Founder, Report for America.

Hope you’ll give it a look. My apologies in advance for the bad lighting, but you didn’t want to look at me anyway.