Tue 12/3 @ noon
The world of journalism is in flux, and newspapers are shrinking, cutting staff and even going out of business at a time when they’ve never been needed more. The Youngstown Vindicator, founded in 1869, more or less went out of business in August; the Cleveland Plain Dealer cut back home delivery to four days a week and has slashed coverage of anything not involving the Browns, Cavs or Indians. Such limited news coverage means that communities, people and issues that were undercovered before are now even more so.
There are efforts across the country to do journalism in a different way, through citizen/community journalism, nonprofits and other nontraditional models. For instance, City Bureau in Chicago is a nonprofit civic news source that seeks out journalists from different backgrounds to hold government and public officials accountable and get people more involved in what’s happening in their own communities.
The City Club of Cleveland’s Reimaging Journalist series brings in two of City Bureau’s co-founders, Andrea Hart and Darryl Holliday, to talk about what they did, what they do and if it could translate to other markets such as Cleveland. Member tickets are $22; non-members tickets are $37, which includes lunch.