What Do Citizens Do? A Workshop for Opinion Journalists

Almost all journalists would agree that journalism serves the needs of citizens in a democracy. But what does that mean? What needs are being served? What do citizens need, anyway? The Kettering Foundation offers members of the Association of Opinion Journalists an opportunity to explore these questions at a workshop led by former AOJ president David Holwerk. The workshop will take place from noon on Wednesday, Feb. 26, through lunch on Thursday, Feb. 27, at the Kettering Foundation’s facilities in Dayton, Ohio. The Kettering Foundation will pay for all customary travel and lodging expenses, including lodging in Dayton on the night of Tuesday, Feb. 25, for those whose travel arrangements require it. The Kettering Foundation is an independent, tax-exempt research organization. We work with citizens, communities and institutions to learn about their roles in democracy. The foundation’s principle research question is: What does it take to make democracy work as it should? Participation in this workshop is limited, so if you’d like to participate, please apply promptly. If you have questions about this workshop or about the Kettering Foundation, contact David Holwerk Director of Communications and Resident Scholar The Kettering Foundation 200 Commons Drive Dayton, Ohio 45459 937-439-9818 (office) 937-286-9442 (mobile) 937-428-5353 (fax) dholwerk@kettering.org