P&P Live!: Margaret Sullivan – Ghosting the News: Local Journalism and the Crisis of American Democracy – in conversation with Walter Isaacson

Upcoming Event
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 6:00pm

This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series.

Ghosting the News tells the most troubling media story of our time: How democracy suffers when local news dies. From 2004 to 2015, 1,800 print newspaper outlets closed in the US. The absence of accountability journalism has created an atmosphere in which indicted politicians were elected, school superintendents were mismanaging districts, and police chiefs were getting mysterious payouts. This is not the much-discussed fake-news problem--it's the separate problem of a critical shortage of real news.

Margaret Sullivan is The Washington Post's media columnist and one of the nation's foremost authorities on journalism and the press.

Walter Isaacson, University Professor of History at Tulane, has been CEO of the Aspen Institute, chairman of CNN, and editor of Time magazine.

 

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ISBN: 9781733623780
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Published: Columbia Global Reports - July 14th, 2020

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