Creative Santa Fe Announces

“The Rebirth of Local News: A Disruptive Futures Dialogue”

Thursday, September 13th from 5:30-8:00 pm at the International Folk Art Alliance

620 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87505

Media contact: Lauren Henriksen, 505-288-3531,

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Tuesday, August 7, 2018; Santa Fe, New Mexico

Creative Santa Fe, in partnership with the Solutions Journalism Network and Searchlight New Mexico, will host a public dialogue exploring the state of local news media.

Dramatic shifts in journalism’s traditional business model have challenged journalists to rethink the way they cover critical issues, and how they stay relevant to today’s audienceswhile still maintaining integrity and ethics.  This event will highlight the work of journalists and news organizations who are engaging with local audiences to create trust and provide news that people can use to effect change in their communities.  In examining how journalists respond to a changing media industry, this dialogue will ask: What can journalists learn from artists in how they conceptualize, gather and disseminate the news? Artists often serve the role of community reportersrecording and commenting on important local issues.  From slam poetry, to muralism, to music and film, art is a powerful medium of social documentation that illuminates new and disruptive ways to communicate today’s news.

Bringing together journalists, media makers, and artists, The Rebirth of Local News will explore opportunities for collaboration and community engagement in defining the future of news media in New Mexico.

Featuring guest speakers:  Hakim Bellamy, Antonia Gonzales, Ed Williams, and Rebecca Moss

Public registration for this free community event opens Friday, August 31st on the event website:  Email or call (505)989-9934 for more details.

* For accessibility and childcare inquiries please contact us at least five days prior to the event date so we may accommodate your request. The event will be live streamed on the Creative Santa Fe Facebook channel, and a recording of the event with closed captions in English and in Spanish will be publicly distributed after the event. Food and beverages will be provided during the event.

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