This Changes Everything: How newsrooms are shifting strategies to better serve communities

About This Show

This Changes Everything is a new WBUR series examining how our norms, our institutions and our culture have had to adjust to a new reality and what that reality will look like. From how we work, to how we gather, to how we teach, join us for conversations with the leaders, thinkers and activists who are reshaping our world.
According to Poynter, more than 100 local newsrooms have closed during the coronavirus pandemic, highlighting already deeply troubling industry trends that have been playing out over the past two decades. Among the factors contributing to sharp declines in the news business are dramatically impacted revenue streams, technological advancements affecting how people access news and information, and a marked erosion of public trust toward media institutions.
However, the news about the news isn't completely bleak. A groundswell of community-focused media outlets are working to create new playbooks and pathways to sustainability, ensuring essential facts and information continue to reach the greater public.
WBUR chief content officer Victor Hernandez moderates a conversation with Charlie Sennott, CEO of GroundTruth Project and co-founder of Report for America, followed by a panel discussion exploring how local news ecosystems can evolve to be more relevant, responsive and relied upon by the communities they serve.
Anne Galloway – founder and editor, VTDigger
Crystal Good – publisher, Black By God
Candice Fortman – executive director, Outlier Media
Tasneem Raja – editor in chief, The Oaklandside

Show Details

Dates: One Night Only: January 19, 2022
Location: WBUR CitySpace Event, Massachusetts

890 Commonwealth Avenue,



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