February 20 at 7PM in Academic Commons Assembly Room (4th Floor)
Description: Hosted by SU's Public Affairs and Civic Engagement (PACE) institute and the Department of Communication Arts, this non-partisan discussion examines the intricate connections between the media and political systems. Topics include media’s influence on politics, politics’ influence on media, fair and balanced reporting, “fake news,” freedom of the press, and the increasing role of social media.
Ron Krisulevicz, WBOC TV News Director and SU Media Production Instructor
Susan Parker, Community Editor at The Daily Times Newspaper
Lenita Wesson, News Anchor for WMDT TV
Jennifer Cox, Freelance Journalist and SU Mobile Journalism Professor
Format: 90 minutes
Opening Remarks: 20 minutes (5 minutes per panelist)
Roundtable Discussions: 60 minutes, 15 minutes per table
Immediately following the Political Science faculty's "Clinton vs. Trump: The Issues Behind the Rhetoric." Join PACE and the Political Science department as we watch Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in their second debate about who is best qualified to be President of the United States. This will be an interactive experience as we use texting responses to monitor our reaction to the debate. We will be able to view our responses in real time as we watch the candidates duke it out. Voter registration forms and absentee ballot requests will be available.