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

  • 4:00 pm
    • “The Press and the Founders”
      Richard Brookhiser
      Journalist and Historian
  • 8:00 pm
    • “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

  • 4:00 pm
    • “Does Media Bias Matter?”
      Tim Groseclose
      George Mason University
      Author, Left Turn: How Liberal Media Bias Distorts the American Mind
  • 8:00 pm
    • “Why Conservatives Dominate Talk Radio”
      Hugh Hewitt
      The Hugh Hewitt Show

Tuesday, January 27

  • 4:00 pm
    • “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
  • 8:00 pm
    • “Press Freedom vs. National Security”
      Bret Stephens
      The Wall Street Journal

Wednesday, January 28

  • 4:00 pm
    • Faculty Roundtable

 All Speakers Confirmed