Buy Tickets Truth and Trust in the Global Scene: Redefining Journalism in the Post-Truth Era

In our current “post-truth” era of alternative facts and fake news, how do we maintain trust in each other, in our elections, in our journalists and media outlets, and in our governments and world leaders? How do we reclaim truth and rebuild trust? What will the future hold if we can’t?

Register here for the second in a series of three conversations with national experts who explore the current state of American truth, trust, and global relations. To learn more about the College of Social and Behavioral Science’s Downtown Series, please visit our website at

Thursday, October 19

Redefining Journalism in the Post-Truth Era
An Interview with the Executive Editor of The New York Times,
Dean Baquet

In an age where the facts are up for grabs, The New York Times not only reports the news, but also frequently appears in the headlines for challenging government obfuscation and dishonesty. Join us for a one-on-one conversation with Executive Editor Dean Baquet on redefining journalism and safeguarding its integrity in these unprecedented times.


Nancy Sharkey is a professor of practice and associate director of the UA School of Journalism, where she currently teaches courses on editing and reporting the news and public affairs. She worked for more than 25 years in various editorial positions at The New York Times, including as senior editor. Sharkey also taught for more than 20 years as an adjunct professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Dean Baquet is the executive editor of The New York Times, a position he assumed in 2014. He has more than 30 years of experience in reporting the news for papers across the country, including serving as the Washington bureau chief for The New York Timesand the editor of the Los Angeles Times, and reporting for The Chicago Tribune and The Times Picayune in New Orleans. Baquet received the prestigious Pulitzer Prize in 1988 for his documentation of corruption in the Chicago City Council, and was a finalist for a second Pulitzer Prize in 1994 for his innovative investigative reporting.

Other Events in the Series

Thursday, October 26
What the News Doesn’t Tell You About Rising Global Conflict:
A Conversation with the former State Department Head of Counter-terrorism, Ambassador Daniel Benjamin