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'Do Words Matter?': Learn how the press copes with the Trump era

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The UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs will host an afternoon and evening symposium that will be a deep exploration of the extraordinary events into which we have all been swept by the new administration in Washington. "Do Words Matter? Journalism, Communication, and Alternative Truth,” part of the Meyer and Renee Luskin Lecture Series, will include three panels of experts and practitioners examining unique aspects of how a free press copes with relentless attacks and repeated misrepresentation on known and easily knowable facts.

The day will conclude with the evening Luskin Lecture by Ray Suarez, a nationally prominent journalist, author and social commentator who formerly co-hosted PBS News Hour and whose distinguished career in journalism provides a unique perspective from which to comment on these historic and nation-shaping events.

The symposium on Thursday, May 25, will run from noon to 8:30 p.m. in the Centennial Ballroom at the Luskin Conference Center. 

For a list of panels, participants and a schedule of events, go here. RSVP at that website to attend any or all of the events. Deadline to register is May 23. Note: Registration is required, but does not guarantee seating. Seating is first come, first served. Early arrival is suggested.

Participants in "Do Words Matter?"


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