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A Way Forward: Restoring Public Trust in Journalism in the Age of Trump

A Way Forward: Restoring Public Trust in Journalism in the Age of Trump

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?

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DATE: Wednesday, October 3

TIME: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

LOCATION: Logan Multimedia Center (Room 142 North Gate Hall), UC Berkeley

ADMISSION IS FREE; SEATING IS LIMITED.  RSVP TO RESERVE YOUR PLACE.

Join us for a candid conversation among both reporters and observers, who will reflect 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.

Panelists

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

Moderator

Lily Jamali, Host, ‘The California Report’ (KQED)

Introductory Remarks

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.