Our Society Reimagined is a four-week series that provides an opportunity to explore the domestic issues that have shaped our modern society, as well as a chance to gain perspective on the underlying values and ideas that we hold as individuals and as a society, and how these tenets shape our lives.
The 2022 series will take place in person on our Aspen Meadows campus from 6:00-8:00 pm MT on four consecutive Wednesdays, October 19-November 9.
Tom Morrison and Clint Kinney will return to moderate the series.
Fee: $180, includes all sessions, refreshments, and reading materials. Scholarships available. Register here.
Wednesday, November 2
In the Know: The Free Press
Most would agree that the Fourth Estate, the press, is critical to a well-functioning democracy. While the ways to become a well-informed constituent have increased dramatically over the years, the question remains, has the quantity of news sources increased the quality of the news coverage? How well informed is the typical American? Should news sources be allowed to print anything they deem appropriate? Does their source of funding matter? Some local news sources are being bought and denuded by hedge funds while others are being bullied by billionaires. Is there a way to protect quality journalism in order to ensure a well-informed public? Could America undertake a BBC-type model?