Center for Constructive Alternatives


American Journalism, Yesterday & Today

January 25-28, 2015

The Internet sparked a revolution in the way news and information is shared and delivered. Further change is on the horizon. At the same time, much in the world of journalism remains the same. This third CCA of the 2014-2015 academic year will consider the history of American journalism, as well as recent changes, future trends, and permanent standards.   

Sunday, January 25

“The Press and the Founders”
Richard Brookhiser
Journalist and Historian


“Investigative Journalism and the Obama Administration”
Sharyl Attkisson
Former CBS Investigative Journalist
Author, Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama's Washington


Monday, January 26

“Does Media Bias Matter?”
Tim Groseclose
George Mason University
Author, Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind



“Why Conservatives Dominate Talk Radio”
Hugh Hewitt
The Hugh Hewitt Show


Tuesday, January 27

Interview: American Journalism
Larry P. Arnn & Hugh Hewitt


“The Influence of Mencken on American Politics and Culture”
Fred Siegel
Manhattan Institute
Author, The Revolt Against the Masses: How Liberalism Has Undermined the Middle Class 


Wednesday, January 28

Faculty Roundtable

Mark Nussbaum, Chair
Peter C. Blum
John J. Miller
Matthew A. Young