Lecture: David Cay Johnston
Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter and best-selling author David Cay Johnston present his lecture, "The Role of Media in 2019 America." The lecture is free and open to the public.
Date: April 3, 2019 - April 3, 2019
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Cleary Family Auditorium, Kearney Hall
Hosted by the Department of Media and Communication
Lecture Summary: The role of journalism in informing our democracy faces a host of new challenges, high among them a breakdown of the four century old model for financing news with advertising, the persistent and unprecedented attacks on journalism from the White House, and the rise of “fake news” spread by mendacious websites, cable “news” shows and radio broadcasts, as well as foreign intelligence services, which have found news manipulations are a cheap way to undermine democracy in America and Europe. In addition we live in an era when the calculated murder by a foreign government of a Washington Post journalists draws only shrugs from the White House.
About David Cay Johnston: For 46 years David Cay Johnston has written critically of his trade, journalism, often rankling peers and his own editors. He is the only journalist whose work forced a broadcast chain — one of the nation's most profitable -- to shut down after he exposed news manipulations and blackouts.
Johnston is a Pulitzer Prize winner, a former president of the 5,700-member Investigative Reporters & Editors, a former Columbia Journalism Review columnist and the co-author of guides on how to cover the police and nonprofits. He has lectured journalism on every continent except Antarctica.