Story in the Public SquareStory in the Public Square

 

Broadcast date:  February 23, 2020

Guest: Penny Abernathy
Guests’ Twitter Handle: @businessofnews

It wasn’t so long ago that small and mid-sized American communities were served by multiple news outlets.  Penny Abernathy warns of the expansion of “news deserts,” or areas without dedicated local coverage because of shifting technology and consumer behavior. 

 

Story in the Public Square airs on Rhode Island PBS on Sundays at 11 a.m., with rebroadcast Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. An audio version of the program airs Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. ET and Sundays at 1:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. ET on SiriusXM's popular P.O.T.U.S. (Politics of the United States) channel 124.

Story in the Public Square is a weekly public affairs television series wherein storytelling meets public affairs. Hosted by Jim Ludes and G. Wayne Miller, the show features interviews with today’s best print, screen, music, and other storytellers, about their creative processes and how their stories impact public understanding and policy. Story in the Public Square is produced by the Pell Center at Salve Regina University in partnership with The Providence Journal.

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