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Politics and Democracy in America

Following the inauguration of Donald Trump, this special J-Talk explores the role of media in a time where many feel anxious, vulnerable and subject to legitimized hate—or, on the other extreme, ignored by the mainstream media altogether. How should journalists best report on this populist president who has sought to demonize and bypass the media?Our discussion features breakout journalism stars of the U.S. election: Susanne Craig, the New York Times investigative reporter who got the scoop on Donald Trump’s tax returns; David Fahrenthold, the Washington Post reporter who exposed Trump’s charitable activities, and Daniel Dale, Toronto Star’s Washington bureau chief, who broke new ground in daily fact-checking of Trump’s statements. Neil Macdonald, columnist for CBC News, moderates this discussion about the role of journalists in these uncertain times.

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