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What's happening to local news? | Community Voices

panelists on stage
Lee Milner
Citizens Club of Springfield
Jason Piscia, Fletcher Farrar, Randy Ecles

A Citizen's Club of Springfield discussion on how local news media is changing.

Many Springfield residents bemoan what they see as a decline in local news coverage by traditional media sources and fear it reflects national trends. How does the current local news coverage in the Springfield area compare to coverage 5 to 10 years ago? What factors have contributed to these changes? What is the impact of those changes on civic engagement and the traditional role of the media as a watchdog over government? What can we as readers, listeners and viewers do to help? A panel of news professionals will tell us about their experiences and shed light on the massive changes in the way information is being sought and delivered.


Representatives of the State Journal-Register and WICS-TV Newschannel 20 were invited to participate.

Randy Eccles is thrilled to be talking with community members and joining them in becoming informed citizenry. Please reach out at randy.eccles@nprillinois.org.
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