Truth and Lies in Journalism

A panel titled “Can You Believe It?  Truth and Lies in Journalism” was moderated by Professor Garlock. Four authors… read more

A panel titled “Can You Believe It?  Truth and Lies in Journalism” was moderated by Professor Garlock. Four authors who have written books about journalism discussed the current state of the news industry. The participants discussed the role of Judith Miller in the leak of the identity of Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operative Valerie Wilson and whether the public should believe what they read. Following their discussion, the panelists responded to questions and comments from members of the audience.

Robert Boynton is the author of The New New Journalism: Conversations with America’s Best Nonfiction Writers on Their Craft, published by Vintage. John S. Friedman is the author of The Secret Histories: Hidden Truths That Challenged the Past and Changed the World, published by Picador. He also produced the documentary, Hotel Terminus: The Life and Times of Klaus Barbie. Seth Mnookin is the author of Hard News: The Scandals at The New York Times and Their Meaning for American Media, published by Random House. Robert Rivard is the author of Trail of Feathers: Searching For Philip True, published by PublicAffairs. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Truth and Lies in Journalism

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Public Affairs Event
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Austin, Texas, United States
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Nov 5, 2005
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Dec 11, 2005

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  • Nov 05, 2005 | 10:30am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 11, 2005 | 5:01am EST | C-SPAN 2
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