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A Free Press in Turbulent Times

November 13, 2018 @
7:00 p.m.
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Democracy relies upon objective and accurate news coverage, rigorous investigative reporting, and thoroughly informed analysis. But recent attacks on the media—from real incidents of fraudulent claims to constant accusations of “fake news”—have increased the sense of urgency to protect the role of the free press. Anthony Brooks, a veteran reporter, producer, and radio host, will bring his years of experience and insights to a conversation on the state of the press today and the stakes for all of us as consumers of the news.

Senior Political Reporter for WBUR, Brooks is a familiar voice on the radio and a force behind the scenes through his work on programs such as Radio Boston (WBUR), The World (PRI), and national NPR news shows. His award-winning contributions to broadcast journalism have illuminated powerful topics from the environment to the death penalty.

Clark University professor Esther Jones (English; Dean of the Faculty) will facilitate this timely and important discussion, just one week after the 2018 midterm elections.

Co-sponsored by the Higgins School of Humanities; the Department of English; the Department of Political Science through the Chester Bland Fund; and the Media, Culture and the Arts program at Clark University


November 13, 2018
7:00 p.m.