“LOCAL JOURNALISM ON THE BRINK”
WITH ACCLAIMED JOURNALISTS ERIC YRE AND CHRISTINE SHIAVO
“Never has an informed citizenry been more important.”
-Mountain State Spotlight-2021
Local news is struggling to save itself through innovative distribution, staffing and revenue streams. How are schools of journalism preparing young idealists for the future of news? SDFF co-director Jean McGlothlin discusses the function and current state of local journalism with Eric Eyre, Pulitzer Prize winning reporter featured in Sustained Outrage and Christine Schiavo, of UC Berkeley Journalism’s Investigative Reporting Program focusing students on local news. Shiavo works closely with journalism students to produce a broad range of stories about issues of vital importance to Richmond and Oakland and develop investigative projects.
This interview with Eyre and Shaivo about the state of local journalism is one of a six video exclusives being released from behind the SDFF paywall. These six interviews and discussions were made and released as part of SDFF 2021 and will be released monthly through the end of the year, as part of the launch of our new website and enhanced video exclusives section. Hunger Ward streamed as part of SDFF 2021 from June 10-13.