As South Florida’s public media outlet, WLRN has a unique opportunity and responsibility to convene community conversations on critical issues. WLRN’s expertise in providing deep, analytical and relatable coverage of important news stories is reflected in its award-winning radio and online news coverage and it’s previous success in organizing, producing, airing and covering Town Hall events.
Major changes are occurring and transforming media. Legacy media, such as newspapers, are rapidly losing ground. Local media outlets are retreating from in-depth coverage of the news due to economic downturn. Americans feel a disconnection from their elected officials and lack of trust due to the heightened partisanship contributing to citizen disengagement. The town hall meeting will address legislative policies that affect the everyday lives of South Floridians. Finally, the town hall meetings will build a strong sense of community, reach and impact a larger number of people and fill the gap left by the transforming media landscape.