The nonprofit online news organization Carolina Public Press will hold a free and public listening session in Burke County from 9:30-10:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 27, at the Morganton Public Library.
Our reporting staff will be available to speak with community members, nonprofit leaders, elected officials and others about the most-pressing issues facing Burke County. What’s going overlooked? What is going under-reported? What needs an investigative reporter to ask more questions? What’s the future of independent media, high-quality news and what does that mean for our communities? And what can Carolina Public Press offer you — where you live, work, volunteer, worship and act?
We hope you’ll join us to talk about these issues and learn more about us — the region’s only nonprofit online journalism service providing the 19 westernmost counties of the state with independent, in-depth and investigative reporting as well as educational opportunities to journalists, students and others. Carolina Public Press is also currently the only news organization in the region with reporters in Raleigh covering the N.C. General Assembly and state government.
Carolina Public Press has held similar forums across every county it covers, with participants sharing information on everything from the local school system, to transportation challenges, to environmental concerns and more. Carolina Public Press has used this input to shape its content, to engage with readers and to plan future events, including its Newsmakers series, which provides opportunities for in-depth, in-person conversations on some of the top issues facing the region.
For more information, please contact Carolina Public Press at 828-774-5290 or write Community Engagement Manager Gina Woods at firstname.lastname@example.org.