Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

An Objective Media—Fact or Fiction?

May 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

$10

Alternative facts and fake news have complicated our trust in the Fourth Estate, but has our media ever been truly objective and democratic? Join BHS and the Social Science Research Council for a discussion that challenges that notion and explores America’s long-standing romanticizing of what the media is and how it functions. Race, gender, and power have always played an essential role defining the news we serve to the public. We’ll look at the people who have benefited from this – and those who have been harmed – with SiriusSM host and former New York Daily News columnist Karen Hunter; Kim Gallon, founder and director of the Black Press Research Collective and assistant professor of history at Purdue University; and Andie Tucher, director of Columbia Journalism School’s PhD program who is currently working on a book about the history of fake news. Moderated by Kathryn Cramer Brownell, associate professor at Purdue whose work focuses on the how media and popular culture influence American political institutions.

Details

Date:
May 15
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
$10
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-objective-mediafact-or-fiction-tickets-59614433375

Organizer

Brooklyn Historical Society
Phone:
718-222-4111
Email:
brooklynhistory@brooklynhistory.org
Website:
http://www.brooklynhistory.org

Venue

Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
718-222-41111 ext 250
Website:
http://www.brooklynhistory.org