Trump vs. the Media

So, I’m super-excited to have my favorite media analyst as our NCSU guest speaker tomorrow (Wednesday) night.  I’ve been reading Jay Rosen for years, and his views have shaped how I understand the media as much as anybody’s.  His occasional blog is terrific and his frequent tweets are among my favorites.

Here’s the official description.  If you are local, try and make it!  I’m going to try and record it for viewing on-line, but I’ve got to figure out some stuff about that.  I’ll let you know.

Trump’s Campaign to Discredit the Media and its Threat to American Ideals

Wednesday, October 25th 2017, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Dabney 124

Jay Rosen, NYU Professor and media critic will argue that President Trump’s campaign to discredit the media presents a threat to key principles of a healthy American democracy.

Free and open to the public.

Jay Rosen has been teaching journalism at New York University since 1986. From 1999 to 2005 he served as chair of the program. Rosen is the author of PressThink, a blog about journalism and its ordeals (www.pressthink.org), which he introduced in September 2003. In 1999, Yale University Press published his book, What Are Journalists For?, which is about the rise of the civic journalism movement. In 2008 he was the co-publisher, with Arianna Huffington, of OffTheBus.net, which allowed anyone who was interested to sign up and contribute to campaign coverage for the Huffington Post. He is also a press critic with a focus on the coverage of politics, and an adviser to media companies. On Twitter he is @jayrosen_nyu.

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