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'Telling the Truth' conference at UAlbany

'Telling the Truth' conference at UAlbany

Schieffer, Goodman at Writers Institute event
'Telling the Truth' conference at UAlbany
Bob Schieffer.
Photographer: CBS

"Telling the Truth in a Post-truth World," a two-day conference featuring some of the top journalists in the country, begins at 4 p.m. today at Page Hall on the University at Albany Downtown Campus.

Sponsored by the New York State Writers Institute, today's 90-minute session at 4 p.m., "Media in the Age of New Technology: Fake News, Information Overload & Media Literacy," will include panelists such as NBC's Bob Schieffer and former editor of The New Republic, Franklin Foer.

Later today at 8 p.m., Schieffer, who has moderated three presidential debates and is a former anchor of CBS Evening News and Face the Nation, will again head a panel of experts discussing "Presidents and the Press: Trump, Nixon & More."

Amy Goodman of Democracy Now will also be on the panel along with historian Douglas Brinkley, New York Times White House correspondent Glenn Thrush and Albany Times-Union editor-at-large Harry Rosenfeld.

On Saturday from 9:30-11 a.m., author Russell Banks ("Cloudsplitter," "The Sweet Hereafter" and "Affliction") will be part of a discussion about "Dirty Deeds: Election Mischief, Cybercrimes & Civil Liberties," while other topics to be discussed later in the day will be "Race, Class, and the Future of Democracy" (11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.) and "The First Ammendment & Free Speech Under Attack" (2:30-4 p.m.).

The event will come to a close Saturday evening with "The End of Newspapers?" from 7-8:30 p.m. Albany Times-Union Editor Rex Smith will moderate a panel that includes Lydia Polgreen, editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post, Pamela Newkirk, a professor of journalism at NYU, Jeff Jarvis, a professor at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, and Bill Keller, former executive editor of The New York Times.

For more information visit www.albany.edu/writers-inst.

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