The events of the last two pandemic years have spurred old and new conversations about the role of journalism to uphold the truth and report on the news in a hyper-politicized media ecosystem. Orthodox editorial practices now stifle the expression and agency of some journalists to report from within their communities, and misinformation has created a lingering cleavage of trust between citizens and the press. This is a diverse panel that will discuss challenges and good practices to run a successful, diverse, and vibrant newsroom at the service of a community. The panel will address through questions and answers and free-flow style of conversations the challenges of training, hiring, and retaining local and local diverse journalists.

Organised in association with MisinfoCon.