The scholar Edward Corwin famously described the separation of powers between the executive and the legislative branches set out in the U.S. Constitution as “an invitation to struggle for the privilege of directing American foreign policy.” With different parties controlling different branches of government, partisan politics tends to intensify this struggle, and the consequences can be ugly.
Should the New York Times have published a story detailing how the Bush administration is secretly monitoring international financial transactions? The debate reveals much about the state of political discourse in America today.
News in the United States is being falsified and weaponized in similar ways as in Egypt and Turkey, argues Steven A. Cook. However, unlike citizens in the Middle East, American consumers of fake news may not be aware that they are being manipulated.
With an international team of investigators still seemingly baffled about what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370, which disappeared over the weekend, relatives of the passengers and diplomats from countries touched by the mishap have vented their frustration with the Malaysian government.
Speakers: Elliot L. Ackerman, Matthew Gallagher, and Michael Pitre Presider: Peter Godwin
Elliot L. Ackerman, author of Green on Blue: A Novel, Matthew Gallagher, author of Youngblood, and Michael Pitre, author of Fives and Twenty-Fives, join PEN American Center's Peter Godwin, to discuss the authors’ military experiences during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars and what led each of them to write war-related novels.
Speakers: Stephen A. Capus, Ken Jautz, David Rhodes, and Benjamin B. Sherwood Introductory Speaker: Richard N. Haass Presider: Gideon Rose
Executives from NBC News, CBS News, ABC News, and CNN discuss the future of the news media, including the importance of international news coverage, the rise of online news, and the effects of technology on the industry.
This meeting was made possible by the generous support of the Ford Foundation.
Speakers: Jan Schaffer and Tom Rosenstiel Presider: Megan McArdle
Jan Schaffer and Tom Rosenstiel discuss the future of the international news media, including the proliferation of media outlets, their changing business models, and the effects the new media landscape has on an informed public.
Speakers: Bill Nichols, Vijay Ravindran, and Vivian Schiller Introductory Speaker: Richard N. Haass Presider: Alberto Ibargüen
Experts discuss how to harness new media technologies to distribute news.
This event was part of the Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship 60th Anniversary Event and was made possible through the generous support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and the Ford Foundation.
Kidnappings and deaths among the corps of international journalists covering the Iraq war occur with grim regularity. Yet the conditions facing native Iraqi journalists—both those working for Iraqi media and as "stringers" for outside organizations—are even more harrowing.
Speaker: Samantha Barry Speaker: Kate Nocera Speaker: Vivian L. Schiller Presider: Betsy Fischer Martin
Experts examine how the media industry is adapting to the changing information landscape, from traditional news sources to social and digital platforms, and the effects of these changes on how the public receives their news and analyzes U.S. foreign policy.
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