Member
Your donation supports our high-quality, inspiring and commercial-free programming.
Support Icon
Discover all the ways you can make a difference.
Support Icon
The Leadership, Advancement, Membership and Special Events teams are here to help.

Saving Local News: The Story of the Storm Lake Times

Sharegraphic for "Saving Local News: The Story of the Storm Lake Times" event.
Support Provided By

Date and Time

Monday, November 15, 2021
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PT

Location

Virtual

About

PEN America has been sounding the alarm as a deluge of misinformation and partisan punditry have damaged public trust in journalism, threatening the foundation of our democracy. The urgency of saving ethical, local journalism is powerfully demonstrated in Storm Lake, the new documentary from Beth Levison and Jerry Risius premiering November 15 on PBS.

How can local journalism bring together a community in the face of division and public health disasters? Join us with Pulitzer-prize-winning editor Art Cullen, co-directors Jerry Risius and Beth Levison, and PEN America’s Program Director of Digital Safety and Free Expression Viktorya Vilk for an important conversation about how a small, family-run paper is keeping accountability alive while local outlets across the country die out. The conversation will be moderated by Ashanti Blaize-Hopkins, Emmy Award-winning journalist and vice president of the Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

Support Provided By
Read More
Tom, Art, and John Cullen stand proudly outside The Storm Lake Times office.

Saving Local News: The Story of the Storm Lake Times

Join us for an important conversation about how a small, family-run paper is keeping accountability alive while local outlets across the country die out.
Portrait of the Valenzuela brothers.

American Exile: Virtual Screening & Discussion with PBS SoCal

Join PBS SoCal as we celebrate Veterans Day with a one-hour virtual event, including a partial screening of AMERICAN EXILE, a brand new film from Latino Public Broadcasting.
Promo images for Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival films

2021 Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival: Tickets and Information

The third annual Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival is going virtual, from April 12-23.