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TedX Jacksonville Hosts Salon

May 17, 2017 02:00AM
Join TedX at the Florida Times-Union for Truth or Conseqences: Why the Media Still Matter. A stellar panel of print, television, and new media journalists will discuss the challenges of operating in the current environment, where the media's traditional role as guardian of the public interest and government watchdog is being subverted as never before. Can journalism—whose historic role is to seek and relay facts without fear or favor—endure in a time when so many are turning to alternative sources for news, or just plain tuning out?

Moderator and Discussion Leaders for the evening: • Ryan Benk, Moderator, Reporter, WJCT • Ennis Davis, Co-founder and Blogger, Metro Jacksonville and Modern Cities • Kent Justice, Anchor and Political Reporter, News4Jax • Tia Mitchell, Statehouse Bureau Chief, The Florida Times-Union • Mary Kelli Palka, Editor, The Florida Times-Union • Melissa Ross, Host and Producer, First Coast Connect, WJCT

Tickets are $12. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and the program will begin at 6 p.m. Tickets are going fast for TedX Jacksonville’s May 23rd Salon. Secure your seat today by visiting