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The Henderson County League of Women Voters will have a public meeting and discussion on "Finding Balance in Turbulent Times: Non-Partisanship, the Media and the Fourth Estate" from 3 to 5 p.m. today at the Chamber of Commerce meeting room, 204 Kanuga Rd., Hendersonville.The First Amendment to the Constitution guarantees a free press and carries with it the responsibility to be the people's watchdog. An informed citizenry is essential to the healthy functioning of a democracy. What does this mean in today's world of partisan politics, vast media ownership, the use of sound bites and editorializing by media personalities? How does one now best learn about issues and events?
Presenters are Bill Moss, editor of the Hendersonville Lighting, who has diverse print media experience; and Brenda Gorsuch, a West Hendersonville High School teacher who has taught journalism for 30 years.
Guests are welcome. Come with questions and thoughts for a lively discussion. For more information about the Henderson County League, visit lwvhcnc.org.