Skirball Talks: Insightful Brevity 1/29/18
In a society where the veracity of news sources has become questionable, the NYU Social Entrepreneurship Program is partnering with new media company Axios to convene a panel of distinguished individuals in the news industry to discuss the changes and opportunities in news consumption. The event will unpack and explore the issues raised by the proliferation of fake news, and the changing perceptions of the role of the media as part of the checks and balances system.

The panel will take a deep dive into how news agencies are appealing to a new generation of news consumers that puts a high value on efficiency and shareability, sometimes at the expense of truthfulness. We seek to have an honest conversation on the complexities of navigating this space in today’s tense political climate. As is the case with all our speaker series events, this event will be globally simulcast and carried by ABCnewslive.com with an in-person audience of 400-800 people. This event will be free and open to the public.

Panelists:

Moderator: Jim VandeHei, Co-founder and CEO of Axios, Former Executive Editor and Co-founder of Politico
Richard Plepler, Chairman and CEO, HBO
Andy Lack, Chairman, NBC News
Ben Smith, Editor-in-Chief, Buzzfeed
Maggie Haberman, The New York Times, White House Correspondent
Sara Fischer, Media Reporter, Axios

WHEN: Monday, January 29, 2018 at 6:30pm
WHERE: NYU Skirball — 566 LaGuardia Pl., New York, NY

Held weekly every Monday at 6:30pm during the academic terms, SKIRBALL TALKS hosts visionaries from the worlds of politics, the arts, sciences, academia, and more. Future guests include Eckhart Tolle and Marion Nestle.

*RSVPs are required and tickets must be claimed by 6:10 pm. Unclaimed tickets will be released to those on the waiting list. You can begin picking up tickets at the NYU Box Office (566 LaGuardia Pl) 2 hours prior to event.

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