Authors of ‘Practicing Journalism’ will speak at Edmonds Library

Paul Steinle and Sara Brown, authors of “Practicing Journalism: The Power and Purpose of the Fourth Estate,” will speak at 7 p.m. Oct. 7 in the Plaza Room of Edmonds Library, 650 Main St.

The event is sponsored by Sno-Isle Libraries, the Daily Herald and Edmonds Book Shop.

“Practicing Journalism” is about the varied reasons that journalists remain dedicated to reporting news, even as the media and newspapers in particular are under siege. Using profiles and first-person interviews with 91 American journalists, the book showcases the dedication of reporters, editors and publishers in their communities. It explores journalistic values in the digital age — digging deep, influencing change, serving communities, challenging authorities, and embracing empathy.

Steinle is a veteran journalist and news media manager who has been teaching journalism since 1991. Sara Brown has over 30 years of experience as a human resource professional, management trainer, columnist and educator in the newspaper business. They are founders of the nonprofit organization Valid Sources and launched the Who Needs Newspapers? Project.