Humanities Nebraska To Host Democracy and Journalism Discussion in Lincoln

November 26, 2018 - 12:43pm

Humanities Nebraska will host a discussion called “An Issue of Trust: Democracy and the Future of Journalism,” at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Innovation campus Wednesday, November 28th.

The event provides an open atmosphere for discussion on topics centered on politics and the media. Reporters from the New York Times, Kansas City Star and Lincoln Journal Star will be on the panel and Bill Kelly of NET News will serve as moderator.

Sherilynne Hansen, communications manager for Humanities Nebraska, says one of the goals is to get the entire state involved in the discussion.

“Because Nebraska is a large geographic state, our goal was to do something that was going to be in multiple communities, so that many more people could participate than if we just had one event in one location,” Hansen said.

The program has also been held in Omaha, Kearney, Norfolk and Scottsbluff in recent weeks.

Hansen also stated the feedback from public has been very positive.

“People are just so happy to have an opportunity to sit down and talk about this openly among a group that didn’t necessarily reflect their own personal views.” Hansen said.

The event is free and open to the public. It will be hosted at Nebraska Innovation Campus on Wednesday evening from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm CT.

NET is one of the sponsors of this democracy and journalism discussion. And by way of full disclosure, NET receives funding for humanities coverage from Humanities Nebraska.



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