The News & Observer is starting an important series of community conversations – be sure to attend this one and make your voice heard! Online commenting is available also for those who can’t attend.
“Journalism begins with questions. Here’s one we’re asking now: The Women’s March – it was big, but is it over?
On March 29, you’ll get a chance to share your answer. That’s when The News & Observer, with support from ABC 11, will launch the first of a continuing series of forums known as Community Voices. The idea is to take the concerns that fill The N&O’s opinion pages directly to our community for comment and debate. Many readers want to hear more about certain issues and many want to be heard on them…
So here we go. The format will be a brief video or photographic introduction to the issue followed by a panel discussion of the issue. Then the floor will be opened to questions. The events will be in the early evening and run no longer than 90 minutes.
These are expected to be more than community talks. Comments of the panelists and questions and statements from the audience likely will generate news. The idea isn’t simply to discuss the issue, but to reveal new aspects and determine where it’s going…”
March 29: The Women’s March: It was big, but is it over?
April 26: Beer Here! How micro-brewing grew in North Carolina, the economic impact and the prospects for growth or decline.
May 31: How others see us: HB2 and the image of NC.
June 28: Hello, neighbor. A demographic analysis of the trends within the Triangle’s growth.
More dates and topics to come.
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