Speaker Event: Charles Sennott
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 333 FAUNCE CORNER ROAD, 6 - 8:00PM
Please join us this Thursday, February 15th as our Journalism Huddle will host a talk by Charles Sennott, the founder and executive director of The GroundTruth Project, a nationally-recognized non-profit news organization championing the work of emerging journalists. The 6 PM event is free and open to the public. It will take place at the Francis J. Larkin Moot Courtroom at the UMass Dartmouth Law School, 333 Faunce Corner Road, North Dartmouth, MA. Ample free parking is available.
Sennott, a veteran journalist with a storied career as a foreign correspondent, will speak about attacks on the media and what can be done to strengthen legitimate journalism. “There are problems across the information landscape, including fake news manufactured in the dark corners of the web and in the corridors of power, ‘’ he says. “Opposite ends of the political spectrum retreat to cable news and social media networks that reinforce existing views.”
GroundTruth supports enterprise and investigative reporting from all corners of the globe, including underreported areas of the United States. The mission of Groundtruth is to shatter preconceived ideas and get to the heart of an issue through factual, objective and immersive reporting that enlightens and informs across all media platforms. GroundTruth has partnered with news organizations to support projects such as “Crossing the Divide: Reporting Across America,” in collaboration with WGBH. Together with public radio station WCAI, it has just announced an environmental reporting fellowship on Cape Cod. For more information, go to http://thegroundtruthproject.org/
Group Meeting for Candidate Voting
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, SOUTHWORTH LIBRARY, 5:30 - 7:30PM
Our Political Action Huddle and MFM Leaders have been working with sister INDIVISIBLE GROUPS throughout MA to build strategies together for the crucial 2018 MID TERM ELECTIONS. We will share our combined selection criteria to "turn the house blue" using offensive strategies in chosen districts. Numerous tactics will be reviewed for deployment during primaries (mainly May/June) through to elections in November, 2018.
Teams will PITCH their candidates as we aim to narrow our list of "Adoptees" from 7-8 to 3-4. Our members will vote online AND in person at the 2.22 meeting so please spread the work AND reply regarding attendance as space is limited.
candidate spotlight: Conor Lamb
Pennsylvania 18th district
As a ‘warm up’ to our Adopt a Candidate program, we invite you to support Conor Lamb. Conor is a strong candidate for the March 13 special election in PA18. He has deep local support - and is also up against big Republican spending and negative ads.
This is an opportunity for all of us to get involved in a critical race with national implications.
- Local to his district
- attended college and law school in PA
- was Captain in US Marine Corps, completed active duty in 2013, now in Marine Corps reserves
-served as Assistant US attorney in PA from 2014-2017
Conor Lamb’s priorities are positive, action oriented, and importantly, reflect the needs and priorities of his district.
What you can do now:
- visit Lamb’s web site and sign up as a volunteer.
- visit his campaign Facebook page often. ‘Like’ and comment on posts there. Share his posts on your personal Facebook page. Spread the word via other social media.
- consider contributing to his campaign
additional articles of interest
Will truth win out? Rob Porter’s departure holds a key to effective journalism in the Trump era.
- The Washington Post
Attack ads fly in Pennsylvania as Republican meets with pro-privatization group
- The Washington Post
Posted by Lisa Segura