The future of local watchdog journalism ft. Dean Baquet and Evan Smith

A bonus News Guest episode from last year's Independent News Sustainability Summit.

June 16, 2023 by Ben DeJarnette

Photos of Dean Baquet from The New York Times and Evan Smith from The Texas Tribune and Emerson Collective

This bonus episode of News Guest features former New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet and The Texas Tribune co-founder Evan Smith speaking at last year’s Independent News Sustainability Summit about the future of local watchdog journalism — and how national newsrooms like the Times can support it.

Ready to get together again for more conversations like this one? Our next in-person event is only a few months away! 

The Southeast News Sustainability Meetup in Durham, North Carolina this October will bring together publishers from across the Southeast United States, and it will also host the 2023 LION Local Journalism Awards Ceremony

LION’s 2023 News Sustainability Meetups and the 2023 LION Awards are sponsored by The Walton Family FoundationThe John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and The Google News Initiative. If your organization is interested in sponsoring LION’s News Sustainability Meetups or the LION Awards, please contact Chris Krewson, LION’s executive director, at [email protected].

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