Presentation for UPEC
Join me Friday as I explain the benefits of a nonprofit news model to the Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition
The Upper Peninsula Environmental Coalition Livestream Series “This Is It!” Presents:
“How Alternative Models of Journalism Benefit Science-Based, Socially Responsible Reporting” with journalist Joshua Vissers
Friday, February 12, 2021, 7:00 pm EST via livestream on Facebook and Zoom (links below)
Over the course of decades, traditional models of local news have been rung dry of talent and value by hedge funds looking to cash in on a trustworthy brand. This has been at the expense of well-planned, deeply reported stories that support science-based change. New models of journalism, including nonprofits, offer a sustainable model for community journalism that gives even tiny communities the possibility of deeply researched and socially responsible news. Vissers will walk through several of the pressures that keep traditional, for-profit models from producing high-quality journalism, and how a nonprofit model can reverse them.
Joshua Vissers is a journalist based in Houghton County, Michigan. He holds a bachelor’s degree in multimedia journalism from Grand Valley State University. He completed his internship with the West Michigan Environmental Action Council in 2018, and is a freelance member of the Michigan Press Association, the Center for Collaborative Investigative Journalism and Investigative Reporters and Editors.
Meeting ID: 831 1343 8020