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The Economic Future of News


Karpen Hall, Laurel Forum

March 1, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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Considering the vast changes being seen within our media environment, specifically those affecting the economics of news, UNC Asheville’s department of mass communication will host a public panel discussion, “The Economic Future of News,” March 1 at 7 p.m. in the Laurel Forum. Featured panelists include: Jennifer Forsythe, deputy chief of investigations, The Wall Street Journal, Scott McLeod, publisher/editor, Smoky Mountain News, John Boyle, reporter, columnist, Asheville Watchdog

The panelists will discuss the economic future of news generally, while also branching out into topics including the attention economy, politics as entertainment, and the role of investigative journalism. The event is free and open to the general public.


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March 1, 2023
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Karpen Hall, Laurel Forum