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Saturday, October 19 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Media, Politics, and Fake News

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The coarseness and chaos of our politics is echoed in our news media. And vice versa. This unmissable session shines a harsh light on the current state of the news. Jill Abramson takes on the media business in Merchants of Truth and calls journalism to account for selling out to advertisers. In Audience of One, James Poniewozik details the ways in which Donald Trump used media to “enlarge himself, to become a brand, a star, a demagogue, and a president.” Brian Rosenwald, in Talk Radio’s America, shows how talk radio evolved from informative discussions to a forum for outrage that polarized America and ultimately led to a Republican party unable to govern. Join these three distinguished authors for a look at how the changing news landscape has affected the political environment, moderated by Jeremy Hobson, co-host of Here & Now on WBUR.

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Jeremy Hobson

Jeremy Hobson is a co-host for Here & Now, where he started many regular segments including the DJ Sessions, the daily business segment, conversations with Recode, BackStory, the Atlantic’s Derek Thompson, and a weekly interview with political journalists. Previously, he hosted... Read More →

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Brian Rosenwald

Brian Rosenwald is a co-editor of Washington Post’s Made By History section and a historical consultant for the Slate podcast Whistlestop. A senior fellow at the Robert A Fox Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania, Rosenwald has discussed politics on CNN, NPR, and... Read More →
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James Poniewozik

James Poniewozik is the chief television critic for the New York Times. Previously, he wrote “Tuned In,” a column critiquing television and related media, for Time Magazine and was the media editor for Salon’s website. Poniewozik’s work has also appeared in Fortune and Rolling... Read More →
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Jill Abramson

Jill Abramson was the first female executive editor of the New York Times. Previously working for the Wall Street Journal as an investigative reporter and deputy bureau chief, Abramson is the author of five books: Where They Are Now, a look at the seventy women of the Harvard 1974... Read More →

Saturday October 19, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Emmanuel Sanctuary 15 Newbury St, Boston, MA, 02116