A panel of journalists from two of America’s most prominent media outlets will address a question that cuts to the heart of their profession and the health of democracy: how will journalism endure and flourish?

Can Journalism Survive? is the topic for New Yorker magazine writers Jelani Cobb and Andrew Marantz and New York Times technology reporter Cecilia Kang. The event begins at 6 p.m. August 6 at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum.

The discussion is part of the Martha’s Vineyard Book Festival, commemorating the Vineyard Gazette’s 175th anniversary.

The session will be moderated by Don Baer, chairman of the Board of Director of PBS, who has spent his career at the intersection of media and politics. Now a senior partner at Brunswick Group, he was worldwide chair and CEO of strategic communications firm Burson-Marsteller, and chair of its successor firm BCW until 2020.

Mr. Cobb, a historian, journalist and author, has been a staff writer at the New Yorker since 2015 and teaches at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. His recent books include The Substance of Hope: Barack Obama and the Paradox of Progress and The Essential Kerner Commission Report.

Ms. Kang, who writes on technology and regulation, joined the Times in 2015 after seven years as senior technology correspondent at the Washington Post. She is co-author, along with Sheera Frankel of the Times, of An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook’s Battle for Domination.

New Yorker staff writer Mr. Marantz has written extensively for the magazine about technology, social media, the alt-right, and the press, as well as about comedy and pop culture. He is the author of Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation.

Tickets for the event, which includes a book selection, the panel and a reception, are available at mvbookfestival.com.

Updated to include moderator Don Baer.