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Rising Above the Mob | Washington D.C.

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On Monday, April 9, Colby will be holding an event at the Newseum in Washington D.C. to celebrate Elijah Parish Lovejoy and discuss the current state of free expression and press freedom in America.

Journalists and faculty members from the Colby community will discuss this question:

"In an era of polarized news sources, social media backlashes, and 'fake news' purveyors, how can journalism succeed in its mission of disseminating challenging ideas?"

Featured speakers:

Patrice Franko, Grossman Professor of Economics at Colby and interim director, Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs
Matt Apuzzo ’00, Reporter, The New York Times
Beth Ponsot ’10, Social Media Editor, Bloomberg
Joseph Reisert, Harriet S. Wiswell and George C. Wiswell Jr. Associate Professor of American Constitutional Law at Colby College and co-chair, Colby Task Force for Free Expression and Inquiry

Follow the conversation here on Facebook, on Twitter @colbycolllege or #ColbyNewseum. We invite questions for our panelists from our online audience. Post them here for consideration.

In Washington D.C. and wish to attend? E-mail darenorthward@colby.edu.