With Russia waging war in Ukraine, statewide political campaigns heating up, and Congressional mid-term elections soon to follow, there is a lot of news to consume.

CT Mirror’s John Dankosky hosted a discussion on Wednesday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m. that asked critical questions about the state of news in this moment:

  • Who can we trust? 
  • Why has local news changed so much so fast?
  • What is news in today’s resource-starved journalism landscape?
  • What will local news look like in five years?
  • How will that impact our democracy?
  • What can you do to safeguard freedom of the press? 

CT Mirror Executive Editor Elizabeth Hamilton, former Hartford Courant Political Reporter Daniela Altimari, and UConn Assistant Journalism Professor Amanda Crawford join John Dankosky to tackle these and other questions about The Future of News.

Presented by the University of Hartford and CT Mirror.

John is CT Mirror's Director of Events. A well-known and highly-regarded radio personality and moderator, he divides his time between CT Mirror — where he heads up our events program and serves as a multi-platform consultant — and the NPR / PRI program Science Friday. Previously, John was executive editor of the New England News Collaborative and the host of NEXT, a weekly program about New England. He also appeared weekly on The Wheelhouse, WNPR’s news roundtable program. His 25 years in public media also include serving as vice president of news for Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network, host of WNPR’s Where We Live, and regular fill-in host for the PRI program Science Friday in New York. He was twice recognized by PRNDI as America’s best public radio call-in show.