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Thu 24

June 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

News Media and the Politics of Truth

Location: Online

We face a misinformation crisis. Misinformation is at an all-time high and it’s crippling our democracy, interfering with our ability to talk with each other, to enact needed public policies, and to bridge our bitter partisan divide. And there’s no end in sight. The forces propelling misinformation – power, money, fame, and tribalism – are strong and enduring.


Eric Alterman is Distinguished Professor of English, Brooklyn College, City University of New York.

Tom Patterson is Bradlee Professor of Government and the Press at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government.

Robert Y. Shapiro, the moderator, is the Wallace S. Sayre Professor of Government and International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.