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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.