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Carl Bernstein Will Speak About Fake News

Carl Bernstein Will Speak About Fake News

Oklahoma City, OK - Pulitzer Prize-winning author Carl Bernstein will appear on Thursday, March 22 in Oklahoma City at an event sponsored by Oklahoma Humanities. “An Evening with Carl Bernstein: Fake News! The Media, The Truth, and our Democracy” is a free, public event that will explore media literacy and the importance of a free press in a democracy.

Bernstein, along with fellow Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward, is credited with the investigative journalism that ultimately led to President Nixon’s resignation over the cover-up of the Watergate burglary in 1972. The importance of that reporting and its parallels in today’s political environment will be the topic of a conversation moderated by NPR station KGOU’s General Manager Dick Pryor.

Audience members will hear firsthand how the accusation of fake news can affect journalists today from Journal Record Editor and Associate Publisher Ted Streuli. Tips on how media consumers can discern good from bad media will be distributed. A first-person portrayal of President Richard Nixon will remind the audience of the challenges the President faced with the media.

The event is free but registration is required. It will take place at the Oklahoma City University Law School at 6:00. There are also a limited number of tickets for a paid reception at 5:00 at which Mr. Bernstein will appear. Tickets may be reserved at okhumanities.org.

This event is part of a national initiative called, “Democracy and the Informed Citizen”, administered by the Federation of State Humanities Councils in partnership with the Pulitzer Prizes and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Additional partners include Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation, NBC Bank, Full Circle Bookstore, Oklahoma City University, KGOU, and Journal Record. Arrangements for the appearance of Carl Bernstein made through Greater Talent Network, Inc., New York, NY. For more information contact Oklahoma Humanities at 405-235-0280.

About Oklahoma Humanities

Oklahoma Humanities (OH) is an independent, nonprofit organization whose mission is to strengthen communities by helping Oklahomans learn about the human experience, understand new perspectives, and participate knowledgeably in civic life through humanities disciplines such as history, literature, film studies, art criticism, and philosophy. As the state partner for the National Endowment for the Humanities, OH provides a free educational publication, Smithsonian Institution exhibits, reading and discussion groups, and other cultural opportunities for Oklahomans of all ages. OH engages people in their own communities, stimulating discussion and helping them explore the wider world of human experience.