30. January 2018 - 19:00 till 20:30
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Pressing on: Will local journalism in DC survive? | WeWork White House | Tuesday, 30. January 2018

DC has long been home to much stronger local journalism coverage than many cities. Over the past decade, even as local news has declined, local outlets like DCist, PoPville, Washington City Paper, and GGWash have focused on local news and commentary. With the sudden demise of DCist in November and the recent acquisition of Washington City Paper, the future is unclear for Washington's local media sites.

What is the future of local journalism in the DC region, and in the US more broadly? What has allowed local coverage to succeed in DC as much as it has, and in an era of growing pressure to generate revenue, what can we do to make sure DC's local journalism remains strong... and what happens if it doesn't?

Join GGWash and a panel of local journalists on Tuesday, January 30, at 7 pm at WeWork White House (1440 G Street NW) for a fireside chat-style panel moderated by Washingtonian's Michael Schaffer to explore these questions and more. Confirmed speakers are Rachel Sadon, former Editor-in-Chief at DCist; Jason Samenow of Capital Weather Gang; Tom Sherwood of NBC4 and WAMU; and Christina Sturdivant, the first and last Staff Writer at DCist.

This is a paid event; all revenue from ticket sales will go to support GGWash's forthcoming local journalism fellowship.