Americans & the Media: Sorting Fact from Fake News

1301 K Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20071

January 23 , 2018

On Tuesday, January 23, The Washington Post will bring together top journalists, media scholars and thought leaders to discuss how Americans view the media’s role in our modern democracy.

The event will build on a survey of more than 19,000 adults in the United States, conducted by Gallup, Inc. and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, that reveals the most comprehensive picture to date of Americans’ usage and attitudes toward the media. The program will explore:

• What makes people trust some news sources and see others as fake?
• The debate about regulating online digital and social media platforms.
• Can the concept of a neutral press survive in an era of hyper-partisanship?

Speakers include:

• Bret Baier, Chief Political Anchor, Fox News

 Indira Lakshmanan, Newmark Chair in Journalism Ethics, The Poynter Institute, and Columnist, The Boston Globe

• Frank Newport, Editor-in-Chief, Gallup, Inc.

• Nuala O’Connor, President and CEO, Center for Democracy & Technology

• Jennifer Preston, Vice President, Journalism, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

• Jay Rosen, Professor of Journalism, New York University

• Judy Woodruff, Anchor and Managing Editor, PBS NewsHour

More speakers to be announced.

Free to attend. Pre-registration is required. Event will also be live streamed.

Doors open: 9:00 am, program: 9:30-11:00 am

Event Info

Date: 23 Jan, 2018
Time: 9-11 AM
The Washington Post Live Center
Place: 1301 K Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20071

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