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Festival recap: Margaret Sullivan on how the crisis in local news diminishes democracy

We’re looking back at the conversations from MinnPost Festival 2022, including this session with Margaret Sullivan, media columnist at the Washington Post.

Margaret Sullivan
Margaret Sullivan

On Wednesday, April 27, MinnPost welcomed Margaret Sullivan, media columnist at the Washington Post, to discuss the dire crisis facing journalism, especially at the local level, and the real ways that degrades democratic participation and public accountability. The conversation also previewed Margaret’s forthcoming memoir about her 40-year career as a journalist, including her time as public editor at the New York Times. I had the pleasure of moderating the conversation with Margaret, and I truly enjoyed the chance to chat with her and hope we can bring her back for another MinnPost event in the future.

You can watch a full recording of the April 27th session:

You can see recordings of all Festival sessions on our YouTube page right now.

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