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NPR’s Joshua Johnson: How to Talk with America

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**Registration is now sold out for this free event! If you have registered, please arrive early to guarantee yourself a seat. Doors will open at 6:15pm.

In a country of 320 million people, with polarization reaching crisis proportions and a firehose of news flowing from the White House, how does a journalist decide what matters? With all of its complexity and division, what news stories reflect the American moment?

NPR reporter Joshua Johnson has taken on this ambitious task during his first year as the host of 1A. The national nightly news program, named after the First Amendment, aims not only to act as a “national mirror,” but to bridge our raging divide by providing “a place where everyone is treated with respect and empathy.”

Join Humanities Washington and KUOW for a conversation with a journalist on the front lines of our tense national discourse. How does journalism shape our national identity? How does a reporter attempt civil conversation when outrage is commonplace? Should journalists fight back when being attacked as “enemies of the people,” and if so, can they remain objective? Moderated by Pulitzer Prize-nominated KUOW reporter Sydney Brownstone, discover the decisions and drama shaping journalism during this tumultuous time in American history.

Presented by Humanities Washington and KUOW. This event is part of Humanities Washington’s fall statewide series, “Moment of Truth: Journalism and Democracy in an Age of Misinformation.” Click here for more information.

We thank The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their generous support of this initiative and the Pulitzer Prizes for their partnership.

  • When
  • September 28, 2018
    7:00 pm
  • Where
  • Wing Luke Museum, Ford Foundation Community Hall
    719 S King Street Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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