Bureau Brief—The Role...

Bureau Brief—The Role of the Media in Civic Life

The media plays a critical role in society, recording history, delivering information, analyzing issues, and highlighting the use and abuse of power. It is a vehicle for sharing, and debating, public opinions. Yet newspapers and other forms of media are also a business. The Role of Media in Civic Life, prepared for an eponymous forum on the topic held April 7, 2015, asks how the professional media in Worcester balances the businesses of journalism and the need for the free exchange of public information.