This panel will consider the role of the media in the 2020 election.  It will explore developments such as how the collapse of the news cycle, the rise of social media, the fragmentation of audiences into self-selected partisan silos, and the delegitimization of the press as an independent and nonpartisan source of information hamper the ability of the press to operate as a check on political power and sustain a broad-based and civic dialogue about our common future. 

Panelists will include: 

  • James Blue P'23
  • Davan Maharaj P'19 '22
  • Adam Rubenstein '17
  • Geri Coleman Tucker '74
  • Moderator: Matt Winkler '77 P'13 H'00

"Is the American Experiment Still Viable?", a Hill to Hill event, is a series of six virtual alumni panel discussions sponsored by the Center for the Study of American Democracy in conjunction with the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement.

Please save the date(s) for the following panels, all of which will be held at 7 p.m. Eastern Time via Zoom:

  • September 28: Left, Right, and Center
  • October 6: Race, Identity and Contesting the “Real” America
  • October 13: Law, Order, Justice and Democracy
  • October 20: America in the World
  • October 27: Information, Misinformation, Disinformation
  • November 10: America Voted. What's Next?

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Is the American Experiment Still Viable?

Learn more about the Hill to Hill series and watch recordings from previous panel discussions.