National Press Club

Democracy in the Balance: The Challenges to Reporting in the Current Climate

Democracy in the Balance: The Challenges to Reporting in the Current Climate

October 26, 2017 6:00 PM

Location: Holeman Lounge

Democracy in the Balance: The Challenges to Reporting in the Current Climate
October 26th, 2017 @ 6PM

No institution is more vital to a functioning democracy than a free press. Yet in 2017, it is the Press itself that has come under remarkable assault in some of the world's largest democracies. From death threats to personal attacks by national leaders, join us for a panel discussion that addresses the current challenges journalists in Mexico and the United States face every day.

Panelists:

Jorge Guajardo (McLarty Associates)
Before joining McLarty Associates, Ambassador Guajardo served as the Mexican Ambassador to China and the General Consul of Mexico to the United States in Austin, Tx.

Marcos Vizcarra (2017 Peter Mackler Award recipient)
Mr. Vizcarra is a staff reporter at Noroeste (Mexico). He is the author of a lengthy investigative report on the use of torture by the government of his home state of Sinaloa and a former fellow in the Press and Democracy Program at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City.

Mary Jordan (Washington Post)
Ms. Jordan is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist currently covering national political issues for the Washington Post. She is the author of the Christopher Award winning book "The Prison Angel" and contributed a chapter to "Trump Revealed", a 2016 best selling biography of Donald J. Trump by staff at the Washington Post.

Moderated by Marcus Brauchli (North Base Media).
Prior to launching North Base Media, Mr. Brauchli was a vice president of the Washington Post Co. and executive editor of The Washington Post, overseeing its news and content operations, including new media, video and digital innovation.

Advance registration: http://bit.ly/pmaward17
Advance purchase registration fee starts at $35.
100% of the purchase goes to the Peter Mackler Award Fund and is tax deductible.

For More Information On This Event, Contact:

Camille Mackler
202-256-5613
cmackler@globalmediaforum.com