Dartmouth Events

Critical Thinking For The Preservation of Our Democracy: Freedom of the Press

Debates where both sides of each issue are covered, thus demonstrating critical thinking in action.

Thursday, August 1, 2019
9:00am – 11:30am
Spaulding Auditorium, Hopkins Center for the Arts
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Dartmouth 250th, Free Food, Lectures & Seminars

Freedom of the press has been regarded as an essential right in a democracy in which the government is accountable to the people. A free media can be a watchdog that reports government wrongdoing, and it can be free to promote different and sometimes radical opinions on issues. Recently, as the media have proliferated and we have entered the digital world, many of them have reported blatantly inaccurate and "fake news". Some dark websites have become a forum for bigots, spewing hate rhetoric and inciting unlawful violence. Should some limitations be imposed?

Moderator: Richard Tofel
President of ProPublica, a non-profit investigative journalism organization in NYC
Speaker: RonNell Andersen Jones
Professor of Law, University of Utah Quinney College of Law
Speaker: Andy Phillips
Partner and Litigator, Clare Locke law firm (DC)

Further information: https://osher.dartmouth.edu/summer_series/

Dartmouth College Students, Staff, Faculty: Present your Dartmouth College ID on the day of a lecture for free admission.
[email protected] Member Series Ticket: $95
Non-Member Series Ticket: $120
Single Session Ticket: $25

For more information, contact:
Laura Belback

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.