Tacoma Arts Live, Immanuel Presbyterian Church & Humanities Washington present
Think & Drink
Breaking News: The State of American Journalism
Doors at 6:15 p.m.
Program runs 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Chris Demaske - UW Tacoma
Adrienne Russell - UW
Robert McClure - Co-founder and Executive Director of InvestigateWest
Worse, public trust in journalists has become deeply polarized. According to a 2017 Gallup poll, 72% of Democrats say they have a “great deal or fair amount” of trust in the media. Republicans? 14%.
Are journalists simply neutral fact-finders, or is there good reason for this mistrust? Does the media lean liberal? Are the struggles journalists face just growing pains as they adjust to a new digital age, or signs of a slow death? How seriously should we take some of President Trump’s threats to journalists? Should we fear censorship or First Amendment curtailments?