Branham writes about the crucial role of journalism in fighting a ‘war on truth’

March 23, 2017
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Newhouse Dean Lorraine Branham writes about the crucial role of journalism in a free society in an op-ed published in The Huffington Post March 22.

In “Journalism Matters: How A ‘War On Truth’ Can Create A Triumph Of Truth-Telling,” Branham argues that even though journalists find themselves operating in a hostile climate under the Trump administration, this moment in time may represent “a Watergate moment” for the profession.

“Much has been made of President Donald Trump’s so-called ‘war on the media,’ but the real war being waged by the president and his cohorts is a war on truth,” she writes. “And truth — seeking it, sharing it, repeating it, championing it — is at the heart of good journalism. In a war on truth, journalists are truth’s greatest ally.”

Branham also outlines a five-point plan for journalism educators and students in a “post-truth era.”

To read the full op-ed, see The Huffington Post.

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