National Press Club

The Kalb Report - Truth Be Told: Journalism in the Age of Trump

October 1, 2018

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Run time: 76 minutes

From the introduction of so-called “alternative facts” to charges of “fake news,” the Trump Administration has engaged in a relentless assault on the press. Journalists have responded with their own relentless coverage of an administration brimming with controversy and leaks.

How are journalists holding up under withering criticism from this administration -- criticism that has been linked to death threats and physical assaults? How are news organizations responding? Are journalists "raising the bar” in the quality of their reporting or further blurring the lines between fact, speculation and opinion?

Legendary journalist Ted Koppel, media correspondents Brian Stelter of CNN, David Folkenflik of NPR / WBUR and Emily Rooney of WGBH Television in Boston join moderator Marvin Kalb for a conversation on the roles and responsibilities of the press in covering a White House that consistently attempts to undermine its legitimacy.