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Trust, Truth and the News

Live! In person! in Bellingham — April 12 and 13, 2023

Provocative speakers and stimulating conversations on a topic of vital importance

Sponsored by Salish Current in partnership with Village Books and the Ralph Munro Institute for Civic Education, Western Washington University

Past event

Trust 2022: Why Independent Local News is Important to a Strong Democracy

Free online forum — March 17, 2022

The crisis of disappearing local news readership and news literacy has resulted in the proliferation of misinformation, political polarization and mistrust of democratic institutions. 

Nationally respected journalists Margaret Sullivan and Hedrick Smith and Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson told why local journalism is essential for rebuilding trust in democratic institutions, and how independent local newsrooms can serve as viable, innovative community resources.

Sponsored by nonprofit newsroom Salish Current, serving Whatcom, Skagit, and San Juan counties, in partnership with Village Books.

A STRONG COMMUNITY NEEDS A STRONG LOCAL PRESS.

Help us revive local journalism.

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