John Landsberg to participate with local media leftists Dave Helling, Steve Rose in ‘citizen conversation’ Thursday night discussing: ‘If journalism goes bankrupt, can democracy be far behind?’; moderated by KCPT’s Nick Haines

Bottom Line Communications:

The decline in local reporting is more than just a business problem waiting for a business solution. Journalism is a vital element in our democracy and we must pay attention when it is threatened.

What: A citizen conversation moderated by KCPT’s Nick Haines

When: Thursday, June 4, 7-8:30 p.m. Reception from 6:30-7 p.m.

Where: Helzberg Auditorium, Kansas City Public Library’s Central Library, 14 West 10th Street, Kansas City, MO. To register, call 816.701.3407 or go to http://www.kclibrary.org/event/democracy-and-decline-local-reporting. The event is free and open to the public. Free parking is available in the Library District Parking Garage at 10th and Baltimore.

Who: Consensus and the Kansas City Public Library are the event sponsors. Panelists include:
§ Dave Helling, political reporter, The Kansas City Star
§ Pam Fine, Knight Chair, University of Kansas William Allen White School of Journalism & Mass Communications
§ Steve Rose, publisher, Sun Publications.
§ Tony Botello, blogger, Tony’s Kansas City
§ John Landsberg, principal, Bottom Line Communications

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