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An Issue of Trust

Join the community of Nebraska, as we explore the state of news media in our society and how this relates to American democracy. "An Issue of Trust" is a body of local, regional, and Pulitzer voices representing a variety of perspectives and prompting community conversations across the state. Events will be held in Kearney, Lincoln, North Platte, Norfolk, Omaha, and Scottsbluff.

Humanities Nebraska is working with local, state, and national partners to offer a series of community conversations across the state this fall entitled "An Issue of Trust: Democracy and the Future of Journalism."

The program series will offer the opportunity for the general public to engage in discussion with panels of renowned journalists in Kearney, Lincoln, Norfolk, North Platte, Omaha, and Scottsbluff. This program will explore questions such as: 

Panelists will represent a variety of perspectives on the position of the news media in our society and how this relates to the state of American democracy, and will include local and regional voices as well as Pulitzer Prize winners and finalists. 

Chris Sommerich, executive director
“We are thrilled to be working with communities across the state to provide opportunities for Nebraskans to explore these important issues. A core aspect of our work as a state humanities council is to find ways to bring people together through the humanities, and sometimes this means addressing topics that are challenging and divisive.”
-Chris Sommerich, Humanities Nebraska executive director

This program series is part of a national "Democracy and the Informed Citizen" initiative administered by the Federal of State Humanities Councils which involves state humanities councils throughout the country who are seeking to engage the public in discussion of the vital connections between democracy, the humanities, journalism, and an informed citizenry. 

An Issue of Trust: Democracy and the Future of Journalism is presented by Humanities Nebraska in partnership with the Federation of State Humanities Councils, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and The Pulitzer Prizes
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and generous individuals, foundations, and businesses across Nebraska.