The Role of Alternative Media and Community Involvement

Program Description

Independent newspapers—and especially alt-weeklies—still rely on antiquated models for survival. As so many print newspapers are bought up or closed down, journalists across the country are looking for new models to revive independent media in small and mid-sized towns. Erika Fredrickson, former arts editor of the Missoula Independent, talks about the importance of independent news and how the closure of the Indy in September 2018 has led her former co-workers on a quest to find exciting and innovative way to bring independent print media back with the help of the community.

Presenter Bio

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Erika Fredrickson
Journalist, editor, podcaster
(406) 396-1116