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Carolina Public Press, WCQS join together for listening session
FRANKLIN — Please join the award-winning journalists with Carolina Public Press and WCQS Radio for a free public meeting in Macon County to discuss in-depth and investigative news across Western North Carolina — especially the people, places and issues going overlooked and under-reported – on Monday, Aug. 24 from noon to 1 p.m. at Main Street Coffee & Yogurt in Franklin.
The independent, nonprofit news organizations want to talk about journalism and the news in Macon County, Franklin and your specific community. What local and regional issues should receive more attention from reporters? What’s the future of independent media, high-quality news and what does that mean for our communities?
And what can Carolina Public Press and WCQS offer you — where you live, study, work, volunteer, worship and participate?
Macon County News Exchange
Monday, Aug. 24, 2015
Main Street Coffee & Yogurt
26 E. Main Street, Franklin [map]
Please look for the meeting signs.
This meetup is the latest in of a series of free, public community meetings organized by Carolina Public Press, whose staff will visit all 18 westernmost counties of North Carolina in the coming months to connect with readers, donors, volunteers and content-sharing partners during a series of free, public community meetings called The News Exchange.
Carolina Public Press is pleased to partner with WCQS, listener-supported Western North Carolina Public Radio, for News Exchange meetings in Clay, Macon, Jackson and Transylvania counties. The meetings will also introduce participants to both organizations.
WCQS, which delivers its programming over a network of a dozen Western North Carolina transmitters, is a regional nonprofit National Public Radio station and is committed to the highest standards of public service in journalism and cultural expression. WCQS and NPR focus on in-depth, quality news that examines and airs diverse perspectives. Find more at www.wcqs.org.
Carolina Public Press is a regional nonprofit online news service committed to providing the 18 westernmost counties of the state with unbiased, in-depth and investigative reporting and educational opportunities. Find more at www.carolinapublicpress.org.
Carolina Public Press has already held similar public forums in Avery, Buncombe, Cherokee, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Mitchell, McDowell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Watauga and Yancey counties, with participants including residents, academics, community leaders and newspaper reporters and editors. Additional News Exchange meetings are in development.
For more information, please contact either Carolina Public Press Executive Director Angie Newsome at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-774-5290 or WCQS General Manager David Feingold at email@example.com or 828-210-4805.
Originally published on July 24 and updated on Aug. 6.