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Think & Drink

Breaking News: The State of American Journalism

Monday, November 12, 2018
Doors at 6:15 p.m.
Program runs 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Pacific Brewing Company, 610 Pacific Ave, Tacoma
Tickets: FREE Community Event, but online registration is required
Moderator: Dustyn Addington

Chris Demaske - UW Tacoma
Adrienne Russell - UW
Robert McClure - Co-founder and Executive Director of InvestigateWest
Please register to attend this free event
Journalism plays a vital role in a democracy—a free press is among the first institutions to be gutted in an autocracy—and a thriving press is a sign of civic health. But dramatically falling revenue, the decimation of smaller newspapers, and an increasing reliance on the whims of a few social media companies for reach has thrown the industry into turmoil.

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?
Think & Drink events are hosted conversations on provocative topics and new ideas. Experts, artists, and activists from a variety of disciplines participate in a moderated discussion, with a strong emphasis on audience participation.


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