Truth or Consequences: Journalism's Challenge in the Trump Era

Steven Perlberg of BuzzFeed News | Image Credit: Thomas Yang, Pitt News Staff Photographer

On March 30th, 2017, journalists and media professionals gathered for a panel discussion on the challenges presented by the Trump administration concerning press access, criticism of the media, and "fake" news.

The panel members included:

Jane Elizabeth - Senior Manager, Accountability Journalism Program at The American Press Institute

John Harwood - Chief Washington Correspondent CNBC and Author of The Causus, written weekly for The New York Times

Angela Greiling Keane - Deputy Technology Editor, POLITICO Pro

Steven Perlberg - Media & Politics Reporter BuzzFeed News

Erik Wemple - Media Critic, The Washington Post

Moderated by: David Shribman - Executive Editor, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The panel was organized by Department of English Senior Lecturer Cindy Skrzycki and the University Honors College.

Watch the panel here.

This event is part of the “University Forum on Current Issues” series, designed to engage the Pitt community in respectful and civil discussions about today’s most vital issues. Each forum will aim to incorporate a broad set of perspectives that will allow for a deeper understanding of challenging current affairs.