“The Future of News: Journalism in a Post-Truth Era,” a wide-ranging discussion about the relationship between the press and politics in the Trump administration, took place at Harvard’s Sanders Theatre on Jan. 31, 2017. Read Nieman Lab’s full coverage of the event, complete with transcripts. Also see more from Nieman Storyboard on Chicago Tribune reporter Lolly Bowean’s moving reminder that journalists “have the power to empower.”
The program featured Harvard University President Drew Faust; Nieman curator Ann Marie Lipinski; CNN’s senior media correspondent Brian Stelter; The Huffington Post’s editor-in-chief Lydia Polgreen; editor-at-large at The Weekly Standard William Kristol; The Wall Street Journal’s editor-in-chief Gerard Baker; Op-ed columnist for The New York Times David Leonhardt; managing editor for digital at The Boston Globe Kathleen Kingsbury; and Chicago Tribune reporter Lolly Bowean, a 2017 Nieman Fellow. Nicco Mele, director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy, moderated.