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Role of the Press Speaker Series Summary
We had a packed house at Acton Villageworks Wednesday, April 11, as the League of Women Voters-Acton Area hosted a forum on the Role of the Press in Our Democracy.

The night was the first of three that will focus on the First Amendment Civil Right of Freedom of the Press. Watch the video of the featured speaker, Boston Globe Managing Editor, Jennifer Peter. She shared her experience running one of the country's top newspapers. Peter is living in the new world of journalism that includes declining sales, constant deadlines, and a president who governs through Twitter. It was clear Peter and her team at the Globe are still hard at work holding the powerful accountable. Many in the audience walked away with a renewed knowledge of the essential role the press plays in keeping the electorate informed. At least one member of the audience said the news media is being weakened, at the exact time we need it to be strong.

The LWV will continue this series in Boxborough with two more nights on the same theme. They are FREE and open to the public. Please join the conversation!

Wednesday May 2 at 7 p.m. Boxborough Library
  • Librarian Dorothy Kramer: Library leaders are on the front line to uphold the Bill of Rights, which include the right to hear all sides of every issue and to make our own judgment without government interference or limitations. 
Tuesday, May 8 at 7 p.m. Boxborough Library
  • Northeastern School of Journalism Assoc. Prof. and WGBH contributor Dan Kennedy: Professor and author of several books and a regular panelist on “Beat the Press,” Dan is a powerful speaker and commentator on journalism, media reporting and the effect of technology on the news.