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Washington Post Media Critic to Speak at AACC

Oct. 18, 2018

Erik Wemple, media critic for The Washington Post, will tackle issues surrounding freedom of the press, contemporary newsgathering and issues of objectivity, along with a question-and-answer session, during his Oct. 29 talk at Anne Arundel Community College.

"U.S. Media: Truth in a Post-Truth Era" is 6 to 7 p.m. in Cade Center for the Fine Arts Room 219. The talk is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be provided. Attendees may bring 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.

Wemple has been The Washington Post’s media critic, a position where he has written on all things media, since 2011. Prior to arriving there, Wemple was the top editor at, and before that, was the editor of Washington City Paper, an alternative weekly, for eight years. Wemple also worked in other roles at the Washington City Paper and freelanced for various outlets.

Some of his work can be seen in “Correspondents’ Association pushes for more White House press briefings,” “Face it, Tucker Carlson: Your anti-diversity segment was racist” or on The Erik Wemple Blog. He is a native of Schenectady, N.Y., and attended Hamilton College before receiving a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.

Wemple is the second AACC Martin Luther King Jr. Citizenship and Social Justice lecturer. The series seeks to bring thinkers from a spectrum of disciplines to the college to give insight and foster meaningful discussion into current social issues. It is sponsored by the Office of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Access and Leadership.



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