Thursdays with KUOW
Public meetings with KUOW journalists on the stories shaping our city.
Thursdays starting July 18 at the University Book Store. See schedule and discussion topics below.
An NPR/PBS Newshour/Marist poll found that 68 percent of Americans do not have much confidence or any at all in the press. Additionally, according to a Pew Research Center poll, 83 percent of people in the Seattle area say they have never spoken with a local journalist.
In an effort to counteract the erosion of trust in media, deepen the public’s understanding of journalism and ensure our community's voices are reflected in our reporting, KUOW invites you to a series of free public presentations and conversations with KUOW reporters. At each meeting, the journalist will talk about their work, answer your questions about the journalistic process and hear from you on what topics and stories are important to you and your community.
All meetings are free and open to the public. Click "RSVP" for more details and to let us know you're coming.
Topic : The History of Public Radio
KUOW Journalist: Ross Reynolds, Executive Producer of Community Engagement
Topic: How We Choose News
KUOW Journalist: Jill Jackson, KUOW News Director
Topic: Getting Out of Our Corners: Seeking Dialogue in an Age of Tribalism
KUOW Journalist: Amy Radil, Politics Reporter
Hot topic: Covering Climate Change
KUOW Journalist: John Ryan, Environment Reporter
Topic: Youth and Guns
KUOW Journalist: Patricia Murphy (Public Health and Justice Reporter) with Will Jimerson
Topic: Reporting on Homelessness in Seattle/King County
KUOW Journalist: Kate Walters, Homelessness Reporter
Topic: The Challenges Of Reporting On Vaccines
KUOW Journalist: Isolde Raftery, Managing Online Editor
September 4 (note - Weds instead of Thursday)
Topic: Our Food, Our Stories
KUOW Journalist: Ruby de Luna, Food and Culture Reporter
Topic: The 94 Decisions That go Into a Podcast Episode
KUOW Journalist: Anna Boiko-Weyrauch, SoundQs Reporter