Published on February 23, 2021 by Sean Flynt  
Clay Carey
Clay Carey

Samford University communication and media professor Clay Carey will speak about best practices for journalism in rural communities at the virtual Appalachian Studies Association conference March 11-14. The Appalachian Studies Association includes activists and scholars from a wide range of disciplines who share a common interest in the Appalachian region. Carey's presentation–Local Media Institutions and Community Resiliency in Rural Appalachia–focuses on the ways journalists in the region can empower underrepresented groups and help communities find creative solutions to local problems. It is based on work he did with the Center for Journalism and Democracy in summer, 2020.