Local News, Democracy, and You

What happens to democracy when local news falters?

On June 24, 2020 three veteran and venerable journalists joined us for a frank discussion of the state of local news in our state: Teya Ryan, CEO and President of Georgia Public Broadcasting; Maria Saporta, Founder of the Saporta Report and Contributing Writer to the Atlanta Business Chronicle; Len Robbins, Editor and Publisher of four community newspapers in South Georgia: The Clinch County News, Lanier County Advocate, Atkinson County Citizen, and Echols County Echo. ⁣

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Georgia Radio News Network covers Young Gamechangers

Georgia Radio News Network (GNN) reporter John Clark caught up with Kris Vaughn, Executive Director of GeorgiaForward, this week to get the latest news about the Young Gamechangers program and the upcoming 2019 Class of Young Gamechangers Final Recommendations to the Monroe/Walton County community on Friday, August 9 from 2-4 pm at The Engine Room.

2019 Young Gamechangers present final proposals

Topics include Youth Entrepreneurship Classes, Connecting Parks, and a Robust Workforce Pipeline Since the beginning of the year 45 of Georgia’s brightest young professionals have been working on a project in Monroe/Walton County. They met with community leaders, toured businesses and schools, visited neighborhoods and parks, researched history, and re-imagined the area’s connectivity in their……

Young Gamechangers start New Year with project in Monroe, GA on January 31

Instead of starting a diet or taking up a new hobby, 48 of Georgia’s brightest young professionals will celebrate the beginning of 2019 by kicking off an ambitious new project in Monroe, GA.  As part of the Young Gamechangers program they will research the area’s industries, explore natural resources, gather historical data, and meet with……

2019 Young Gamechangers Class Announced

Congratulations to the following young leaders on being accepted into the 2019 Young Gamechangers program. This group will work from January through August to develop BIG, creative solutions to challenges in Monroe/Walton County. We look forward to seeing how they work to move Georgia forward! Erin Whatley Andrews Rashaad Ansley Nicole Baxby YT Bell George……