Does the truth matter anymore? Acclaimed journalists, authors, historians and First-Amendment Scholars will discuss that question at a University of Albany symposium Oct. 12 – 14. Topics will include “fake news” and alternative facts, media in a technology age, the first amendment and free speech, presidents and the press, race and class in a democracy, and cybercrimes and civil liberties.
The symposium will open Thursday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. with an interview with Kurt Andersen, Peabody Award-winning host of WNYC’s public radio program Studio 360 and author of the new book Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History. Admission to the interview, conducted by WAMC’s Joe Donahue, is $30, and includes a copy of Fantasyland.
Various panels will be held throughout the next two days that include panelists Jim Rich, executive editor of HUFFPOST, and Glenn Thrush, White House correspondent for The New York Times.
For the latest information on the schedule and participants, visit nyswritersinstitute.org.