Reporting Truth: Jane Mayer and Peter Slevin in Conversation

Date(s) - 01/29/18
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

McCormick Tribune Center, Northwestern University

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Northwestern University

Reporting Truth: Jane Mayer and Peter Slevin in Conversation

Northwestern University

Monday, January 29, 2018 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

What is the role of evidence and truth-telling in the midst of “fake news,” Twitter and “bots?” What are the difficulties of verifying fact and speaking truth in the Trump era? Jane Mayer and Peter Slevin will discuss the challenges of being a journalist when the media is under attack for bias in these tumultuous times.

Jane Mayer is staff writer for The New Yorker. She authored the book Dark Money about the conservative ascendancy in think tanks, academia, news media, etc. and the use of money to drown out political adversaries in U.S. politics. She will discuss truth and the media with Peter Slevin, Associate Professor of Journalism at Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism, Media and Integrated Marketing Communications.

Co-presented by Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications and Kaplan Humanities Institute.

The 2017-18 TRUTH Dialogues are a year-long conversation about knowledge crises and politics from humanistic perspectives, co-presented by the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities in partnership with multiple Northwestern departments and programs.