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Reporting the News in the Age of Trump: Confronting Bigotry, Misogyny and Alternative Facts

It has become clear that the Trump administration is presenting major obstacles to journalists’ ability to do their jobs. Trump counts on confusion to confound his opponents and bind his supporters closer. Our panel of journalists will discuss their strategies to get to the truth when confronted with sources who not only withhold or distort the facts, but are also determined to use insult to marginalize their critics.

Panel: Royal Calkins, Editor, Monterey Bay Partisan; Sara Rubin, Editor, Monterey County Weekly; Amy Wu, Reporter for Government & Politics, Salinas Californian