NYU’s Deutsches Haus will host “Journalism in Troubled Times,” a panel discussion featuring New York Times opinion writer Masha Gessen, media analyst Jay Rosen, and others, on Mon., May 15, 6:30 p.m. at its Greenwich Village location (42 Washington Mews at University Place).
The event, which will also include Spiegel Online’s New York correspondent Marc Pitzke, will consider how the news media, in the U.S. and abroad, can bridge the information chasm when confronted with an increasingly polarized political landscape and a suspicious public. Christian Martin, Max Weber Chair of NYU’s Center for European and Mediterranean Studies, will moderate the session.
Gessen, who emigrated from Russia, is a journalist and the author of 10 books of nonfiction, including the forthcoming The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia, to be published in October 2017, and the bestseller The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin (2012).
Rosen, a professor at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, is the author of PressThink, a blog about journalism in the age of the Web (pressthink.org).
Pitzke, based in New York since 1993, has also worked for Reuters and covered the fall of the Berlin Wall, President Bill Clinton's impeachment, 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, the Haiti earthquake in 2010, and six U.S. presidential election campaigns.
Martin, also a professor of Comparative Politics at Germany’s University of Kiel, is currently studying public backlash against globalization and European Union integration.
The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, please email email@example.com. Space at Deutsches Haus is limited; please arrive 10 minutes prior to the event. Call 212.998.8660 for more information.
“Journalism in Troubled Times” is sponsored by DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service).
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