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Covering Trump: fake news, alternative facts, and what matters. A lecture by award-winning journalist Marshall Ingwerson

Whitman College's Office of Communications presents the 2017 Hosokawa Journalism Lecture:

Covering Trump: fake news alternative facts, and what matters by award-winning journalist and former member of the White House Press Corps Marshall Ingwerson.

About the Lecture:

There’s no question that the relationship between journalists and the president has evolved in recent history. Access has become more restricted regardless of the party in power. But no change has been as dramatic as in the past several months, since the inauguration of our 45 th President. Now, all bets are off.

From President Donald Trump’s handling of press conferences to his tweets to his media viewing habits, the press corps is adapting to an administration unlike any in modern history. Never before have journalists in the United States been challenged so fundamentally.

So how do journalists react when the rules have changed?

In his lecture, former member of the White House Press Corps and editor for The Christian Science Monitor Marshall Ingwerson will examine how covering the White House has changed over the past 30 years, and how that change has accelerated in the past few months.

The Christian Science Monitor is a news organization that has won 7 Pulitzer Prizes and scores of other national awards in the 109 years since its founding. Marshall Ingwerson has been Monitor editor since February 2014. He served as the Monitor’s White House correspondent during the George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton administrations. He has also been a correspondent in Moscow, Miami, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., for the publication.

Ingwerson was managing editor during the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the kidnapping of Monitor freelancer Jill Carroll in 2006 and the newspaper’s historic transition in 2009 from daily print to Web-first and print weekly platforms.

Ingwerson’s articles on the oil boom in the Caspian Sea earned an Overseas Press Club citation for 1997 and he was a Sulzberger Fellow at Columbia University in 2010.

Ingwerson is about to wrap up his 37-year career at the Monitor to become the chief executive of Principia, a nonprofit education organization.

Monday, April 24, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Reid Campus Center, Young Ballroom
280 Boyer Ave., Walla Walla, WA

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Speaker, Art & Communication, Government, Law & Activism


Faculty, Staff, Students, General Public


Academic, Humanities & Arts, Film & Media Studies, Communications


Free and Open to the Public


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