Democracy and the Informed Citizen Initiative Announced!

During the next year and a half, New Hampshire Humanities will offer a new series of programming that explores the relationship between democracy and journalism. This series will include tours of newsrooms and public forums with local journalists, a film series that historicizes how our attitudes towards journalism have changed over time, new programs in Humanities to Go and Ideas on Tap, and other public conversations about media literacy, civic engagement, and how news becomes history. We are also supporting the annual HYPE Conference in March where high school students from across New Hampshire will examine how bias shapes society. Keep your eye on our calendar and e-news for announcements about upcoming programs in your area.

This series is part of the “Democracy and the Informed Citizen” initiative, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils. The initiative seeks to deepen the public’s knowledge and appreciation of the vital connections between democracy, the humanities, journalism, and an informed citizenry. This is the second time that New Hampshire Humanities has received funding through this national initiative.