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Flint Water Crisis Working Group

The ongoing Flint Water Crisis (FWC) continues to pose critical questions for the future of journalism, responsive politics, and progressive change in the area of structural inequality, particularly on the basis of racial identity. In an era dominated by digital social media and digital communications, journalism as it once existed has undergone a seismic upheaval. This project studies the Flint Water Crisis and its lessons and legacies. Our research is designed to inform broader understanding and inform public conversations about how to respond to the decline of local and regional journalism, information scarcity, the rise of coordinated disinformation campaigns, and political corruption adversely affecting the most disadvantaged sectors of America. If you are concerned about the future of journalism and cities like Flint, and interested in historical research, broadcasting, and urban studies.

Contact Information:

Faculty Coordinator: Professor Derek W. Vaillant