Journalism and the Media – Undermining Our Democracy?
“The cornerstone of democracy rests on the foundation of an educated electorate”. Thomas Jefferson’s observation inspired many initiatives such as the First Amendment, public education, and public broadcasting. Amid claims of fake news and alternative facts, are journalists and the media doing their jobs? Has news become a quest for ratings and advertising dollars?
In this seminar John Bredin outlines the role of the journalist and the media organizations in educating the public and contributing to a vibrant democracy.
Seminar leader John Bredin is a progressive educator, author, and host of the weekly TV show “Public Voice Salon”.
Location: John Haynes Holmes Community House, 28 East 35th Street (Madison & Park) New York, NY 10016
Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Date: Wednesday, July 19, 2017