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Redefining Journalism in the Post-Truth Era

An Interview with the Executive Editor of The New York Times, Dean Baquet
Oct 19 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM

In an age where the facts are up for grabs, The New York Times not only reports the news, but also frequently appears in the headlines for challenging government obfuscation and dishonesty. Join us for a one-on-one conversation with Executive Editor Dean Baquet on redefining journalism and safeguarding its integrity in these unprecedented times.

Nancy Sharkey is a professor of practice and associate director of the UA School of Journalism, where she currently teaches courses on editing and reporting the news and public affairs. She worked for more than 25 years in various editorial positions at The New York Times, including as senior editor. Sharkey also taught for more than 20 years as an adjunct professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Dean Baquet is the executive editor of The New York Times, a position he assumed in 2014. He has more than 30 years of experience in reporting the news for papers across the country, including serving as the Washington bureau chief for The New York Times and the editor of the Los Angeles Times, and reporting for The Chicago Tribune and The Times Picayune in New Orleans. Baquet received the prestigious Pulitzer Prize in 1988 for his documentation of corruption in the Chicago City Council, and was a finalist for a second Pulitzer Prize in 1994 for his innovative investigative reporting.