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ATLANTIC CITY — News Voices: New Jersey is bringing together local residents, journalists, media makers, activists and others in Atlantic City for a community discussion about the media on Dec. 8. The event, “My Atlantic City,” will allow journalists to hear firsthand from residents about what life is really like in the city.

The forum is the second News Voices has presented. The first, held in New Brunswick on Nov. 11, engaged more than 120 attendees in a brainstorming session about underreported local issues and the role journalism plays in our communities.

Members of the media are invited and encouraged to both participate in and report on the Atlantic City gathering.

These discussion forums are one way News Voices: New Jersey is helping newsrooms across the state deepen local engagement, find new sources and broaden their audiences. These events also help community members call on reporters to cover the issues they care about most.  

Event details:
What: My Atlantic City: What’s Your AC Story?
When: Tues., Dec. 8, from 6–8:30 p.m. (light refreshments will be served)
Where: Noyes Arts Garage, Stockton University, 2200 Fairmount Ave., Atlantic City
Press RSVP: Contact Timothy Karr at

“A lot has been said about Atlantic City, much of it by outsiders, but we want community members to tell their own stories about what’s really happening in their lives. By strengthening connections between newsrooms and communities, we can amplify the voices of Atlantic City residents while supporting local journalists,” said Mike Rispoli, the press freedom campaign director for Free Press and director of the New Jersey project. “We believe the future of quality local journalism lies in these sorts of collaborations.”  

The Atlantic City event is part of a series of News Voices: New Jersey meetings to be held through the remainder of this year and next. More information about the initiative is available at

News Voices: New Jersey is a project of Free Press, the nonprofit organization that works nationwide to defend press and Internet freedom.

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