Presidential Conversation: Democracy and the Media

October 8, 2022
10:30am - 12pm
Location
Sadler Center, Commonwealth Auditorium
200 Stadium Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
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What role does the media play in democracy in the U.S. and around the globe? What is the greatest threat to democracy today? What steps can journalists take to ensure that citizens are informed with facts and not just opinion? How does the media encourage diversity of voices and freedom of expression without fear of backlash? How can journalists build trust with the public in this era of mistrust? These are just a few of the questions that will be explored during this presidential conversation, featuring distinguished alumni journalists David Culver ’09, correspondent for CNN; Brendan Hoffman ’02, freelance photojournalist based in Ukraine; Valerie Hopkins ’10, international correspondent for the New York Times; and Weijia Jiang ’05, senior White House correspondent for CBS News.