Journalism and Democracy

The Legacy “Next Gen” community gathered for a dinner and discussion of journalism and democracy in San Francisco. We were joined by Courtney Martin and David Bornstein of Solutions Journalism Network who offered valuable perspectives on the role of American journalism. We considered books, articles, films, people, and other resources for continued exploration around this important topic.

Many resources were shared during the conversation, including:

Books, articles, and films:


  • Adam Hochschild—UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism professor and author with a focus on WWI
  • Ellen Langer—Harvard psychologist, on mindfulness and breaking through partisan ideology
  • Timothy Snyder—Historian, Yale professor, and author focused on democracy, tyranny, and the holocaust

Other resources: