Xpress editor to participate in BPR/NPR panel on trust in journalism Sept. 10

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As the 2020 national election ramps up, public interest in how the media covers it is intensifying. Blue Ridge Public Radio and National Public Radio will host a community conversation to tackle one of the most important components of journalism – trust – on September 10th at the Wortham Center for the Performing Arts in Asheville, beginning at 7:00 pm.

Public Media: Building Trust in an Age of Mistrust will offer an evening of candid discussion and behind-the-scenes glimpses into the role of ethics and rigorous journalism standards in one of our country’s most respected newsrooms. Elizabeth Jensen, NPR’s Public Editor, and Mark Memmott, NPR’s Senior Editor for Standards and Practices, will join BPR’s News Director Matt Bush, along with Virginia Daffron, Managing Editor, Mountain Xpress; Casey Blake, Opinions Editor, Asheville Citizen Times; and Scott McLeod, Publisher/Editor, Smoky Mountain News.

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