Panel discussion at Moore Center

ELLSWORTH — The League of Women Voters – Downeast will present a panel discussion on journalism and democracy on Saturday, March 2, from 2-4 p.m. at the Moore Community Center in Ellsworth.

The discussion is titled “Free Press: Enemy of the People?” and will focus on the importance of a free press in a functioning democracy and the challenges facing us today,

The panelists will include John Christie, veteran journalist and co-founder of the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting; Irwin Gratz, host of “Morning Edition” on Maine Public; Liz Graves, managing editor of the Mount Desert Islander; and Joseph Reisert, professor of American constitutional law at Colby College.

Ann Luther, the host of “Democracy Forum” on WERU-FM, will serve as moderator.

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