Views on the news? Share them Oct. 29.

The conversation will take place this Saturday, Oct. 29, from 9:30 to 11:30 am at the Lincoln Community Foundation building, 215 Centennial Mall South, in downtown Lincoln. 

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Civic Nebraska is looking for additional Lincoln residents who are willing to engage in small-group conversation with other Lincolnites about news and media habits for its Crossing Divides project.
The conversation will take place this Saturday, Oct. 29, from 9:30 to 11:30 am at the Lincoln Community Foundation building, 215 Centennial Mall South, in downtown Lincoln.
This past summer, Civic Nebraska conducted in-depth interviews with a small group of politically diverse Nebraskans about where they get information, their concerns about news and media, and how they see those concerns affecting their community.
Media play an important role in a thriving democracy. At best, our media provide sound information that promotes constructive discourse on complex issues. At the local level, positive media influence can drive out rumors, keep the community connected, and support good decision-making.
We know, however, that the current media landscape has many Nebraskans feeling a little disoriented. The 2021 Nebraska Rural Poll showed a decrease in trust among nearly all sources of information since 2017.
The initial conversations were professionally analyzed and the themes that emerged will be used as the starting point for small-group conversation and reflection this Saturday. Now, we’re looking for interested Lincolnites to add to the discussion.
Civic Nebraska will provide refreshments and light moderation during the conversation.
Those interested in attending can contact Daniel Bennett at daniel.bennett@civicnebraska.org or 402.332.8176 to sign up and receive more details.
Thanks in advance!

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