Democracy and the Media

What is the role of the Fourth Estate? Can we depend on the media for trusted information? Can Twitter, videos, and rallies circumvent credible media? Is a viable, stable democracy possible without mass communication, television, newspapers, radio, and the internet as reliable information sources?  Does the public care if a story is real or not?  Do facts matter in a democracy? How do we know fact from fiction?  These issues and more will be discussed in this lively and very serious program.  Don’t miss it!


Andy Kroll is an investigative reporter for Mother Jones based in Washington, D.C. covering the Trump administration. He is also a contributing writer at The California Sunday Magazine. His work appears in Rolling Stone, The New Republic, Huffington Post Highline, and Men's Journal, among other publications. Kroll writes features, profiles, and investigative pieces about politics, money influence, Wall Street, crime, and everything in between.

 photo_5.jpg Eric Umansky is a deputy managing editor of ProPublica, where he edited the Pulitzer Prize-winning series about Wall Street. Previously, he wrote a column for Slate and has written for The New York Times Magazine, Washington Post, The New Republic, and more. Umansky is also a co-founder of Document Cloud, an organization dedicated to helping news organizations organize and publish primary source documents.


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January 19, 2017 at 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Fairleigh Dickinson University
140 University Plaza Dr
Dickinson Hall/Wilson Auditorium
Hackensack, NJ 07601
United States
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