With a president who reviles journalists as the ‘enemy of the American people’ and labels nearly all mainstream news outlets as ‘fake news,’ polls show that his rhetoric is getting across to many Americans. Public trust in the media, long declining, is at an all-time low. But how bad is this crisis, really? And what does it mean for journalism’s future?
On Oct. 3, 2018, FAC joined with KQED Public Radio and the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism to host a candid conversation among both reporters and observers, who will reflected on how we got here, what responsible journalism’s response to Trump’s rhetoric should be, and most importantly, what journalists can do now to combat the anti-press agenda and restore public trust in the post-truth age.
Audrey Cooper, Editor, San Francisco Chronicle
Craig Newmark, Founder of craigslist and Craig Newmark Philanthropies
Lynn Walsh, Project Manager of Trusting News
Edward Wasserman, Dean, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism
Lily Jamali, Host, ‘The California Report’ (KQED)
David Snyder, Executive Director, First Amendment Coalition
Presented by the First Amendment Coalition, an award-winning, nonprofit public interest organization dedicated to advancing free speech, more open and accountable government, and public participation in civic affairs, KQED and the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism.