People on all sides of the political spectrum have a vested interest in advocating for fact-based news and information. This panel of distinguished academics and journalists will discuss the role of a well-educated citizenry in a democracy, and to what extent lack of civic education is part of the problem. How can we cross partisan lines to reduce the rancor in Washington and around the country? Where do we find “truth” today? Panelists will discuss these and other key questions regarding America’s current media and political climate, the phenomenon of “fake news,” and how to promote critical thinking in this new and chaotic American moment.
- Howard Fineman, Global Editorial Director, Huffington Post; Lecturer, Annenberg School for Communication
- John L. Jackson, Jr., Dean of Penn’s School of Social Policy and Practice; Richard Perry University Professor
- Charles Sykes, Senior Fellow at the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute and conservative commentator
- Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Elizabeth Ware Packard Professor of Communication; Walter and Leonore Director of Penn’s Annenberg Public Policy Center
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
4:15pm - Reception, Annenberg School Plaza (2nd floor)
5-6pm - Panel Discussion, The Agora, Annenberg Public Policy Center
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Video of the event is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rs9d3nJdkPs&feature=youtu.be.