The Importance of a Free Press, March 2 in Ellsworth



THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS – DOWNEAST PRESENTS A PANEL DISCUSSION ON
 THE IMPORTANCE OF A FREE PRESS

 

Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost.
 Thomas Jefferson, 1786
 

 

The League of Women Voters – Downeast presents a panel discussion on Journalism and Democracy, focusing on the importance of a free press in a functioning democracy and the challenges facing us today.

 

DATE AND TIME: Saturday, March 2, 2019 2:00-4:00 p.m.

 

WHERE: Moore Community Center Theater, Ellsworth

 

PANELISTS:

 

John Christie:  Veteran journalist and co-founder of the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting

 

Irwin Gratz:  Host of Morning Edition, Maine Public

 

Liz Graves:  Managing Editor of the Mount Desert Islander

 

Joseph Reisert:  Professor of American Constitutional Law, Colby College

 

Ann Luther, the host of Democracy Forum on WERU-FM, will serve as moderator.

The event is free and open to the public with a reception to follow.

The panel discussion is made possible through a grant from the Maine Humanities Council and the partnership of WERU Community Radio, along with the co-sponsorship of The Ellsworth American and the Mount Desert Islander

 

 

The League of Women Voters – Downeast is a nonpartisan political organization, which encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, works to increase understanding of major public policy issues, and influences public policy through education and advocacy. Membership in the League is open to men and women of all ages. Founded in 1920, it is one of America’s most trusted grassroots 

Martha Dickinson
40 Washington Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605
667-5863



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