A nonprofit organization that advocates for fair and responsible journalism will be conducting a project in Casper that seeks to understand the reasons citizens do not trust the mainstream press.
The Society of Professional Journalists is looking for people to participate in the project, which includes five 2-hour sessions of discussions and presentations starting this month and held roughly every 4-6 weeks.
Through the sessions, participants will discuss why they are skeptical about what they read, hear or see in the press, express their concerns directly to journalists and get guidance on how to distinguish between news and other types of information. They are strongly encouraged to attend all five sessions and will receive $20 per session for their participation.
The sessions will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Feb. 12, March 19, May 7, June 4 and July 16. To be considered for this project, please send your contact information to firstname.lastname@example.org.