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Wednesday, October 2 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Navigating the Media: Journalism, Truth, and the Public Sphere with Brian Lehrer

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Brian Lehrer of WNYC's The Brian Lehrer Show and Heather Chaplin, Director of Journalism and Design at The New School discuss the state of news and journalism today.

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Brian Lehrer

Host of "The Brian Lehrer Show"
Brian Lehrer is host of The Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC Radio's daily call-in program, covering politics and life, locally and globally. The show airs weekdays from 10am-noon on WNYC 93.9 FM, AM 820 and wnyc.org.The Brian Lehrer Show was recognized with a 2007 George Foster Peabody... Read More →
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Heather Chaplin

Director, Journalism + Design, The New School
Heather Chaplin is a Brooklyn-based author and journalist. Her most recent book, Reckless Years: A Diary of Love and Madness (Simon & Schuster July 2017) is her first foray into memoir. She is also the founding director of Journalism + Design at The New School and the recipient... Read More →