The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Citizenship and Social Justice Lecture Series
Join us as we continue to host our Martin Luther King Jr. Citizenship and Justice Lecture Series with media critic from the Washington Post, Erik Wemple. His talk, “U.S. Media: Truth in a Post-Truth Era” is at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 29, in the Cade Center for Fine Arts Building Room 219 at the college. We will have light refreshments available prior to the event.
About the Speaker
Since 2011, Erik Wemple has been Washington Post's media critic - 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 from the media. Prior to arriving at the Washington Post, Wemple was the top editor at TBD.com, 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. A native of Schenectady, N.Y., he attended Hamilton College and received a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.
Cade Center for the Fine Arts Building Room 219