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OLLI Lecture: Jeffrey Herbst, Can We Trust the News?

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AU Spring Valley Building

4801 Massachusetts Avenue NW

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Washington, DC 20016

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Americans' trust of the media has been declining for 20 years, in part because of concerns about bias. The advent of fake news spread via social media has raised additional questions about the validity of “news.” Finally, the financial model supporting traditional news providers is collapsing. Amidst all of this, what news can we trust and what are the implications for an informed citizenry that is the basis of democracy?

Jeffrey Herbst is the former President and CEO of the Newseum and the Newseum Institute in Washington, DC. From 2010 to 2015, he was President of Colgate University. Previously, he served as Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Professor of Political Science at Miami University in Ohio. For 18 years, he taught at Princeton University, where he also earned his bachelor’s degree. Herbst earned a master’s degree and a doctorate from Yale University. He is the author of the award-winning States and Power in Africa and a co-author of the just-published Making Africa Work, in addition to many other books and articles.

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4801 Massachusetts Avenue NW

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Washington, DC 20016

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