Today’s public distrust of the news media and how that trust can be regained is the topic of the League of Women Voters kickoff Zoom meeting noon-1 p.m., Sept. 13.

Presenter Cheryl Brown-Kovacic, president of the Truth Has a Voice Foundation, will be joined by a panel of local journalists and media representatives to explore what the news media needs to do to again become a trusted source of information.

The panel will include Dan Ridenour, Heart of the Rockies Radio news director; Jan Wondra, managing editor, The Ark Valley Voice website and Merle Baranczyk, publisher/editor, The Mountain Mail and publisher of The Chaffee County Times.

Questions submitted in advance and from viewers watching will follow the panel. To submit questions for the panel, contact membership chair Karen Dils at

Registration is not required. The Zoom link is available at

The program will be recorded and available for viewing on the and websites.

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