Veteran Journalists Unite to Discuss, “The Value of the Vote: Pressing for Freedom”

Nashville, TN — As Belmont University prepares to host the third and final Presidential Debate on October 22, 2020 students are posing a critical question, “What is the Value of the Vote?” On Friday, September 25, 2020 at 7pm CST, a panel of veteran journalists will virtually discuss the vote as well as press freedom. Both voting and freedom of the press have been at the center of great debate. Young people continue to lead demonstrations to ultimately strengthen democracy. This is a necessary civil discourse as accusations of “fake news” and voter suppression flood the American conscience on a daily basis.

This program will start with a special presentation from C-Span entitled “Make Up Your Own Mind” highlighting how the non-partisan organization is a window into Washington. Afterward the panel of distinguished journalists will address some of the most pressing issues surrounding the Election.

The programming is part of the CEMB Series, “Minding the Gap: A Diversity in Entertainment and News Symposium“. Historically, the College was solely entertainment focused until the Department of Media Studies with its Journalism Program became part of the College in October 2017.

The forum is in partnership with the Nashville chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists.

Participants include:


Marissa Avnaim, Belmont, Senior Journalism major –


Ameshia Cross, Producer & Host, “Cross Point” Sinclair Broadcast Group –

Retired Veteran Gannett Tennessean Columnist, Dwight Lewis –

Those interested in attending can register by clicking here:

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