Aug. 12 Panel on Racism, COVID, Climate Announced

At this moment, we face interconnected crises, including systemic racism, the COVID-19 pandemic and the effects of climate as a presidential election looms in November. What is our role as media organizers and leaders in bringing clarity, fighting misinformation, and protecting the public interest?

NFCB hosts a conversation August 12 on these issues and more, at an event open to all. Join a panel of community and public media trailblazers for strategies and approaches to move our organizations forward. Our panelists include:

Bill Siemering: A member of the founding board of NPR and the author of its original “mission statement,” Siemering is a media pioneer whose latest works have included advancing radio in developing nations.

Julia Kumari Drapkin: CEO and founder of ISeeChange. Dedicated to connecting communities to each other and their changing environment, Drapkin created ISeeChange after over a decade reporting natural disasters and climate change science across the globe and in her own backyard on the Gulf Coast.

Maxie C Jackson III: Jackson is a multifarious media professional with over 25 years of management and programming experience in radio, television, and live events. Currently, he serves as the first Chief Content Officer of New England Public Media – an alliance between WGBY and NEPR – allowing for work across public media (television, radio, digital and social media). Jackson is actively engaged in providing solutions to public media challenges relative to diversity, inclusion and the opportunity in serving emerging demographics.

And more to be announced. Register here.

How can media intervene in a polarized news cycle to make a difference? Join us to foster smarter discussions in community and public media.

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