Video: Somerville Community Summit

Over the last couple of decades, Somerville has started turning into what media researchers call a “news desert”—a municipality lacking enough news outlets to properly cover all relevant political, social, and cultural developments.

To improve Somerville news coverage, DigBoston newspaper in association with the Somerville Media Center, The Welcome Project, Community Action Agency of Somerville, Mystic Tenants Association, Enfome Inc.,  Somerville Homeless Coalition, Winter Hill Neighborhood Association, Gilman Square Neighborhood Association, Scout Somerville, New England Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, Artisan’s Asylum, Vernon Street Studios, Brickbottom Artists Association, Washington Street gallery and studios, Nave Gallery, Theatre@First, Post-Meridian Radio Players, Groundwork Somerville, Climate Coalition of Somerville, Tufts Housing League, and the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism organized a Somerville Community Summit on Saturday, February 16 from 12 noon to 2pm at ONCE Ballroom (156 Highland Ave).
The event aimed to bring area journalists together with Somerville residents to discuss issues and happenings that need coverage by local news media.
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