Media Bias in the Age of Trump

The media are under attack. Is the so-called mainstream media biased by the liberalism of editors and journalists, as President Trump and conservative critics claim? Has Fox News abandoned journalistic standards to become just the loudest of many right-wing mouthpieces for President Trump and corporate America, as Democrats charge? Are communities of color justified in complaining that their perspectives are marginalized by a media far less diverse than the society it covers? And amid it all, have the economic struggles of media businesses, the rise of the internet and social media, fragmented the media along ideological lines in a way that leaves America no common source of trusted information?

Join us for a discussion of media bias with our panel of journalists and media experts.

Panelists:
Eric Black, columnist, MinnPost
Annette Meeks, founder and CEO, Minnesota Freedom Foundation
Ka Vang, director of Impact and Community Engagement, MPR 
Moderated by D.J. Tice, commentary editor and opinion columnist, Star Tribune

November 19, 2019
12:00 PM to 1:15 PM
Humphrey Forum, Humphrey School of Public Affairs
301 19th Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55455