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Journalism and Democracy

Friday 9:30 - 11:00 AM

Room C/1.29

The papers in this session each explored different aspects of the shifting relationship between journalism and democracy. Particular foci included the emergence of hyperlocal community news and its value for local democracy; the impact of civic news on audience engagement; the ways in which local governments can attempt to enhance citizen involvement, while a final paper reassessed the role of journalism in democracy in the digital age.