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Senior Symposia programming is developed by our board of senior advisors, but is open to participants of all ages. We regret that we can not accept cash or check payment at the door at Senior Symposia events. Unless otherwise indicated, all workshops take place from 2-4pm.
Community Journalism: True Tales from Extraordinary Lives
Community journalism is about more than informing people—it’s also about encouraging community connections and helping people learn about their neighbors. In times of social fragmentation, Richie Davis’s career was about sharing stories that fostered understanding and respect. He will share some of those stories from the three collections published since his retirement. In addition to reading from his trilogy, Davis will share thoughts on the importance of community journalism.
About the Presenter
Richie Davis retired from The Greenfield Recorder in 2019 after 42 years as a reporter and editor. Davis also served as Arts & Weekend editor at the Springfield newspapers. He has received 35 regional news and feature-writing awards. Originally from Long Island, Davis moved to Franklin County from Rochester, N.Y.