Full Name
Heidi Legg
Research Fellow, Institute for Quantitative Social Science (IQSS) Future of Media Project
Harvard University
Speaker Bio
An American-Canadian journalist, Heidi has written extensively about the media landscape: The Fight Against Disinformation in America, A Landscape Study of Emerging US Models in Local News and a sweeping paper about Preserving America's Thought Leader Magazines and How Trust Intersects With Subscription. She has numerous OpEds explaining and championing pivotal industry topics: local news models, pros and cons of millionaire owners, Facebook’s news feed failing local news, amending Section 230, urging transparency for political donations of media owners, and nimble news innovation in the UK published in The Boston Globe, CNN, The Atlantic, USA Today, The Press Gazette and more. Last year, she indexed the entire US and Canadian Media Ownership landscape including emerging nonprofits in news (240 and counting; link below). She is on the advisory board for University of Vermont’s Community News service where college students receive credit for being local beat reporters, now rolling out across other states with funding from the Knight Foundation and Vice Chair of the Utah-based national high school essay competition called “Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s America” where students write about “Why Democracy Matters.”
Heidi Legg