News reporting in a polarized society is leading to journalism itself being a frequent subject of the news. Join us for a series of talks with journalists who will speak about the media from inside the profession.

All events start at 7 pm. Pre-registration is requested. Sign up online at www.chathamlibrary.org, in person, or call 973-635-0603. Additional speakers to be announced at chathamlibrary.org/call.

Mark Di Ionno – Wednesday, November 7
Journalistic Integrity and the Culture of Celebrity The Star-Ledger columnist and author Mark Di Ionno will speak about the rise of the media’s obsession with celebrity and crime, beginning with tabloid journalism in the late 1920s and 30s to the current loss of media integrity and its fall from respectability. It is one of the themes of his novels The Last Newspaperman and Gods of Wood and Stone 

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William Westhoven – Monday, November 12
Making Sense of Fake News
William Westhoven, author and reporter for the Daily Record and USA Today Network, will lead a spirited, strictly nonpartisan discussion of one of today’s hottest topics – the concept of “Fake News” – tying current events and history together. Leave the politics at home and learn how to separate facts from fiction and reporting from punditry.

 

Nick Corasaniti – Monday, November 26
Political Reporting in an Emotionally Charged Electorate
Chatham native Nick Corasaniti is a New Jersey-based correspondent for The New York Times, covering the politics, policy, people, trains, beaches and eccentricities that give the Garden State its charm. He covered the 2016 presidential campaigns of President Trump, Senator Ted Cruz and Governor Chris Christie, as well as the 2013 New York mayoral race.