Politics of the Present

Professional Journalism, Polarization, Post-Truth, and Post-Trump

Thursday, November 9, 2017  5:00pm - 7:00pm Barnard Hall, James Room


Free and open to the public

No registration necessary

First come, first seated


Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy

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    Politics of the Present: Professional Journalism, Polarization, Post-Truth, and Post-Trump
    HIGHLIGHTS: Professional Journalism, Polarization, Post-Truth, and Post-Trump

MICHAEL SCHUDSON will present a brief history of the development of journalism as a profession and the role of professional news-gathering in preventing America from entering a post-truth age. 

LEONARD DOWNIE and BILL KELLER, the former executive editors of the Washington Post and the New York Times, will provide commentary and perspective.

Michael Schudson, Professor of Journalism, Columbia University.
Leonard Downie, Jr., Weil Family Professor of Journalism, Arizona State University; Former Executive Editor, Washington Post
Bill Keller, Editor-in-Chief, The Marshall Project; Former Executive Editor, New York Times.

Moderated by Thomas DiPrete, Giddings Professor of Sociology. 

Free and open to the public. RVSP encouraged but not required.
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  • Presenter

    Michael Schudson

    Professor, School of Journalism

    Columbia University

  • Panelist

    Leonard Downie Jr.

    Weil Family Professor of Journalism

    Arizona State University

  • Panelist

    Bill Keller


    The Marshall Project


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