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Talk with The Record about what local news means to you at library event Monday, March 29. Register now.

Community members interested in local news and information about their hometown are invited to participate in a conversation with the founders of The Record North Shore on Monday, March 29.

The interactive and virtual event, called The North Shore and Responsible Local News, will be hosted by the Winnetka-Northfield Public Library from 7-8 p.m.

Register here to receive the Zoom link.

The conversation is the second such recent event led by The Record, a nonprofit, nonpartisan local-news site that was launched in October of 2020 from former editors of The Winnetka Current and The Glencoe Anchor, local newspapers that went out of business in March of 2020.

The Record also held an event at the Wilmette library earlier this month, when it spoke with participants about the purpose of nonprofit news and what they want to see from it.

The mission of The Record is to produce local news responsibly and with care every day for its readers, enabling a more informed and understanding populace.

A key to that platform is effectively representing the residents The Record serves, said co-founder Martin Carlino.

“In fulfilling our goal of producing community-first journalism, we find great value in reaching out to the community and hearing what it desires from a local news provider,” he said. “We hope residents are able to join us to talk about what is best for local news in Winnetka and Northfield.

“From our appearances at the Winnetka Sidewalk Sale and farmers market last summer, these communities have graciously welcomed us and encouraged our efforts to restore trustworthy, daily reporting. We look forward to sharing our mission and leading this discussion on Monday.”

At the event, The Record will briefly explain the what “nonprofit news” means and importance of responsible news before opening a dialogue with participants on what it needs and wants from its local-news provider.

“We are excited to welcome the founders of The Record to the Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District to have an insightful conversation about the importance of reliable local information in our community,” said Nick Mall, the library’s manager of adult services.

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Joe Coughlin

Joe Coughlin is a co-founder and the editor in chief of The Record. He leads investigative reporting and reports on anything else needed. Joe has been recognized for his investigative reporting and sports reporting, feature writing and photojournalism. Follow Joe on Twitter @joec2319

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