Democracy’s Watchdogs

Democracy’s Watchdogs

The Essential Role of Journalists in Society
September 22, 2024
Featuring:
Jelani Cobb
Dean, Columbia University School of Journalism

Is journalism in decline? Or is it just changing its shape? How can journalism adapt to survive and flourish in the age of social media and the 24hr news cycle?

Moderated by: Michael Winship

With moderator (and fellow journalist) Michael Winship, Dr. Cobb will explore the challenges to our national, state and local journalism, the implications it has on our democracy, and the future of the profession. Equipped with a doctorate in American History, Dr. Cobb brings a rich perspective to our current political landscape and a hopefulness in ushering Journalism through
this new age of disinformation and dwindling resources.

Moderated by: Michael Winship

With moderator (and fellow journalist) Michael Winship, Dr. Cobb will explore the challenges to our national, state and local journalism, the implications it has on our democracy, and the future of the profession. Equipped with a doctorate in American History, Dr. Cobb brings a rich perspective to our current political landscape and a hopefulness in ushering Journalism through
this new age of disinformation and dwindling resources.

About Jelani Cobb:

Jelani Cobb is the Dean of Columbia’s Journalism School, political analyst at MSNBC, historian, celebrated author, and prolific educator on topics of race, politics, and hip-hop. He authored The Substance of Hope: Barack Obama and the Paradox of Progress and To the Break of Dawn: A Freestyle on the Hip Hop Aesthetic. His work as writer and editor at the New Yorker is a veritable timeline of the Black Lives Matter movement. He has also worked as producer or co-producer on numerous documentaries.

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