ADL NextGen Outreach Network Presents “Covering Politics in an Age of Opposition: An Inside View with Journalists on the Front Line”
What is it like to cover a White House which has declared the press the opposition party? To what extent are political attacks from zealous critics on both the right and left changing how journalists approach their jobs — and threatening press freedom? And what happens when those political attacks morph into personal ones on Twitter, Facebook, and other online forums?
Today, journalists unwittingly find themselves on the front lines of a troubling rise of hate speech, cyber bullying, and harassment. A 2016 ADL Task Force report found that a total of 19,253 anti-Semitic tweets were directed at 50,000 journalists in the United States from January to July 2016.
Join us for a panel discussion to hear from some of the nation’s top political reporters who have come under these disturbing attacks – and what it means for the future of free speech, our society, and the ability to cover the news without fear or favor.
Business casual attire.
Ticket includes access to event, refreshments, and one drink ticket.
Tickets are non-transferable and the purchase price will be considered a donation if the tickets are not used.
ADL NextGen is the young professional branch of the Anti-Defamation League’s Washington, DC Region. ADL NextGen seeks to unite the next generation of leaders committed to the mission of ADL — to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all. ADL NextGen creates a pathway for leadership and provides opportunities for young leaders to self-select into different levels of involvement with ADL.
Contact Kay Ericson, ADL Assistant Director of Development, at email@example.com or 202-261-4621 for more information of this event and all things ADL NextGen.