Why Journalism Matters: News Literacy in a Democracy

In response to the growing unrest around issues involving the media, politics, and an informed citizenry, the UW Department of Communication and UW Libraries present a half-day conference dedicated to media and news literacy. The event will provide a forum in which the community can gather to discuss journalism, media responsibility and ethics, citizen participation within the press, and more. Through a series of breakout sessions, event attendees will gain the tools and knowledge they need to positively influence their communities and feel empowered to tell their stories.

In addition to these sessions, the event will begin with an exclusive interview with Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, focusing on the First Amendment and the role of a free press in a democracy.

Seating is limited! REGISTER HERE