Penny Muse Abernathy Presents 2018 annual Huck Boyd Lecture
Huck Boyd Lecture in Community Media: "Saving community journalism from the rising threat of news deserts"
Penelope (Penny) Muse Abernathy, a former executive at The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times and Knight Chair in Journalism and Digital Media Economics at the University of North Carolina, delivered the 18th annual Huck Boyd Lecture in Community Media on April 11. Her lecture — "Saving community journalism from the rising threat of news deserts" — was April 11 at the Kansas State University Alumni Center.
Abernathy also participated in a panel discussion, "Silent 'Signal': Baldwin City adjusts to life without a newspaper" with Jeannette Blackmar, executive director of the Baldwin City Chamber of Commerce, Scott Stanford of the Lawrence Journal-World, Ogden Newspapers; and Jay Wachs, founder of Briar Cliff Media in Lawrence and entrepreneur behind Baldwin City Radio. Steve Smethers, associate professor of journalism and mass communications, moderated the panel.