Crisis in Local News

May 12, 2021  • Aspen Digital

Disinfo Discussions: Margaret Sullivan, Steve Waldman, and Lauren Williams

Aspen Digital’s Executive Director, Vivian Schiller, discusses the crisis in local news and how it creates a void for mis- and disinformation with Washington Post Media Columnist Margaret Sullivan; Capital B Co-founder, CEO and Editor in Chief Lauren Williams; and Report for America President and Co-founder Steve Waldman.

This session is part of a series of expert briefings hosted in tandem with our Commission on Information Disorder to help make sense of the various facets of the information crisis. “Disinfo Discussions” is designed as a resource for the commissioners as well as the broader public. To learn more about the Commission, visit, and follow us on Twitter at @AspenDigital.