Local Journalism as a Vital Democratic Force
New York City - Invite Only
The role and impact of journalism in American society have become subjects of increased debate in recent years. The French-American Foundation welcomed Mara Gay, journalist and member of the Editorial Board at the New York Times, to discuss the role of local journalism in a democracy. The discussion focused on how local and state politics has increased in importance and how journalistic coverage of local issues is an essential element of our political life. Moderating the event was Edward Wallace, Co-Chairman of Greenberg Traurig LLP in New York City and Vice Chairman of the French-American Foundation.
Mara Gay: Mara Gay is a member of the New York Times editorial board, where she focuses on New York politics, and the policies, personalities and stories that shape America’s largest, most dynamic city. Before coming to the Times, Mara was a City Hall reporter for The Wall Street Journal, and before that, the Daily News, writing about Mayors Bill de Blasio and Michael Bloomberg. She began her career at The Atlantic.