Welcome to Sault Ste. Marie: A New Current Affairs Podcast Series
Episode 1: Why is Local News So Important?
It’s been in development for a long time, but I’m pleased to finally launch Sault Ste. Marie, a new podcast series focused exclusively on current affairs in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.
The podcast is attached to this newsletter but will have a slightly different focus. It’s less investigative (i.e. ‘deep dives’) and more current affairs. There will be a nice blend of academic experts and pundits, along with local newsmakers that can shed light on the most important social and political issues of the day.
The first episode features a fitting topic: the importance of local news.
April provides a wonderful snapshot of the contemporary state of journalism in Canada and explains some of the challenges and opportunities at hand. Doug explains how he became a journalist and describes some of the changes in the field over the past few decades. Together, they make a strong pitch for the importance of local news.
Moving forward, you can look forward to a new podcast episode every month.
Next month, the podcast will tackle an issue that’s saturating our headlines and the public consciousness: housing affordability and homelessness.
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Thanks for listening and I hope you enjoy the conversations that follow.