MLK Citizenship Lecture 10/29: “US Media: Truth in a Post-Truth Era”
Please invite your students, the AACC community, and the public to “US Media: Truth in a Post-Truth Era,” a timely issue of freedom of the press:
The public and Anne Arundel Community College faculty, staff, and students are invited to hear Erik Wemple, media critic for the Washington Post, lecture on issues surrounding freedom of the press, contemporary news-gathering, and issues of objectivity in his lecture “US Media: Truth in a Post-Truth Era.” Mon., October 29, 6 – 7 pm. , AACC’s Arnold campus, Cade Room 219. The lecture will be followed by a question and answer period with Mr. Wemple. Bring your questions regarding “fake news,” news spin, truth in a post-truth world and more for this timely discussion about the role of media in America today. Refreshments served before the lecture.
Mr. Wemple will be the second Martin Luther King Jr. Citizenship and Social Justice lecturer. The lecture series seeks to bring thinkers from a spectrum of disciplines to our community to give insight and foster meaningful discussion into current social issues.
Erik Wemple has worked as the Washington Post’s media critic since 2011, a position in which he has written for both the newspaper’s print and web platforms on all things media: From Fox News to the New York Times to the Washington Post itself. The Erik Wemple Blog, his platform for daily commentary, alternates between straight-up commentary and highly reported, investigative stories about the media. Prior to arriving at the Washington Post, Wemple was the top editor at, an online local news provider funded by the parent company of Politico. The project started fizzling just months after its launch – a strong signal of the hostile business environment for all local and regional news outlets. For eight years before that, Wemple was the editor of Washington City Paper, an alternative weekly that had been helmed by the likes of Jack Shafer – now of Politico – and the renowned late New York Times columnist David Carr. Before his stint as editor, Wemple worked in other roles at the Washington City Paper and freelanced for various outlets. He is a native of Schenectady, N.Y., and attended Hamilton College; he received a master’s of science in foreign service from Georgetown University.
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