The Crisis in the Fourth Estate

Date(s) - 10/16/17
5:00 pm - 6:15 pm


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Chicago Ideas Week

The Crisis in the Fourth Estate

Chicago Ideas Week

How has this presidency redefined the role of the press?

Monday, Oct 16, 2017 5:00 – 6:15 PM @ Morningstar
In the age of leakers and stories being broken on social media, what’s at stake for the journalists whose job it is to explain these stories to the public? In this Conversation, we’ll explore what it means to be a journalist in the modern age, especially one covering a White House that’s unlike any other in history. With a rotating communications team and a president who prefers Twitter over communicating with journalists, what does it mean when the watchdogs have to be on alert at all times? And what are the implications when the leader of the free world sows distrust of the media?
Karen Tumulty
National Political Correspondent, Washington Post
Jamil Smith
Contributing Writer, The Daily Beast
Janet Rodriguez

White House Correspondent, Univision & Emmy Award–Winning Jour