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League of Women Voters local news forum packs venue; watch the discussion here

The Columbian

Local news matters, according to a study by the League of Women Voters of Washington, and on Thursday the Clark County league convened a panel to talk about the specifics.

Panelists including Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle, two journalism professors and four local media representatives talked about the importance of local journalism, which is trying to reinvent itself at a time when consumers are overwhelmed by social media. The role of big technology, which has monopolized advertising dollars, and the emerging threat of artificial intelligence were also part of the discussion. The 90-minute session was taped by CVTV and Columbian Editor Craig Brown will share his take on the forum in his Saturday From the Newsroom column.

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