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NCMC: Role of Media in a Democracy

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October 7, 2016
11:30 am - 1:00 pm


North Central Michigan College


North Central Michigan College Library Conference Room
1515 Howard St.
Petoskey, MI United States
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North Central Michigan College’s Luncheon Lecture will take a look at newspapers and democracy, Friday, October 7. The program will be held in the College’s Library conference room. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. and the program begins at noon.

“Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter,” said Thomas Jefferson. Bob Giles, retired editor and publisher of the Detroit News and curator of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University, discusses the vital role the news media play in sustaining our fragile democracy.

Reservations are required. Call 231-348-6600 or email [email protected] to reserve your place at the table. Cost is $10. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. The program begins at noon.

North Central Michigan College is an open-door community college based in Petoskey, with additional locations offering classes and services in Cheboygan and Gaylord. North Central’s mission is to provide educational, economic and cultural opportunities for student learning, personal growth and community improvement. North Central is an Achieving the Dream Leader College and a Military-Friendly School®.


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