“Meet the Watchdogs” will be presented by Peter Lewis and Sally Kestin at the Sunday, January 22, 2023 meeting of the Ethical Humanist Society of Asheville, 2:30 – 4:00 pm. Our interactive meeting will be by Zoom. All are welcome to attend.
Join us to learn about the Asheville Watchdog – a free, local, not-for-profit, nonpartisan news organization founded in 2020 staffed mostly by veteran professional and highly recognized journalist volunteers upholding a commitment to truth, verifiable facts, transparency, science, and important context.
Asheville Watchdog https://avlwatchdog.org was started with a belief that quality journalism is essential for a healthy and successful democracy and because local news is in crisis. Half of all newsroom jobs vanished since 2008 and there are fewer reporters to keep watch over state and local government, to dig deep into the issues, and to hold the powerful accountable. Asheville Watchdog tries to complement and expand the critical services provided by local publications and local radio rather than compete.
Sally Kestin: Investigative Reporter, Co-founder – Former investigative reporter at The Sarasota Herald-Tribune, The Tampa Tribune and The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, and recipient of numerous national journalism awards, including the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. She was a 2006 Pulitzer Prize finalist in investigative reporting.
Peter Lewis, Managing Editor, Reporter – Former senior writer, editor, and columnist, The New York Times; managing editor of The Bay Citizen in San Francisco; senior editor Fortune magazine; and John S. Knight Fellow and Hearst Visiting Professional in Residence at Stanford University, where he taught journalism.