March 10, 2022
Local news and democracy forum dedicated to journalist Floyd McKay
Mike Sato

Journalist and educator Floyd McKay knew from long experience why local journalism is important to strong democracy; at left, McKay at Powell’s Books in Portland, reading from his book, “Reporting the Oregon Story: How Activists and Visionaries Transformed a State.” (Photo courtesy McKay Family)

March 10, 2022
Local news and democracy forum dedicated to journalist Floyd McKay
Mike Sato

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The online forum “Trust 2022: Why Independent Local News is Important to a Strong Democracy” to be held on March 17 will be dedicated to the memory of journalist and educator Floyd McKay, who died in Bellingham on March 4. Floyd was a staunch advocate of fact-based news and an advisor and generous supporter of Salish Current from the online newsroom’s first days.

The free, online forum features presentations by and discussion with Washington Post media columnist Margaret Sullivan, Pulitzer-winning New York Times alum Hedrick Smith and Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson. Registration is required. The event is sponsored by Salish Current in partnership with Village Books.

Complete program details and registration information are available here.

A brief notice marking Floyd’s death appeared earlier this week in Post Alley: “Floyd McKay, the Passing of a Northwest Journalism Legend“.