Ask the Experts: Erica Beshears Perel - What sources are filling the info gap in news deserts?
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Tune in to hear from Erica Beshears Perel on what news sources fill the information gap created by news deserts. Perel is the director of the Center for Innovation and Sustainability in Local Media. She graduated from the UNC Hussman School of Journalism and Media in 1998 and worked in local news for about 10 years before returning to campus to work on the professional staff at The Daily Tar Heel, UNC's independent student newspaper.
We Hold These Truth’s “Ask the Expert Series” brings you answers from a diverse group of leaders in their fields of study and practice on issues affecting American democracy. These short videos are part of a broader panel conversation which are hosted by the McCain Institute’s Defending American Democracy Series – an event series focused on restoring faith in fact-based journalism and countering mis- and disinformation.
This panel is part of the Defending American Democracy series with support from The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.