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15 November 2018

The Changing Media Landscape in a Post-Truth World

Nicholas Kralev

15 Nov 2018 (Thur)
Meng Wah Complex, MWT5 at 5:30 pm.


Information has become a commodity that more and more people, businesses, governments, terrorist networks and others are trying to control. The definitions of "fact" and "truth" have become questionable at best and irrelevant at worst, as citizens choose to believe stories that reflect their own agenda and way of thinking. Kralev will address the challenges this creates for both legitimate media organizations and the public, as well as its impact on such sacred journalistic values as objectivity, credibility and trust. He will also discuss the role of social media, information technology and innovation in the future of news-gathering, content-creation and disseminating information.

Nicholas Kralev is an author and entrepreneur specializing in international diplomacy, media and global travel, whose work has taken him to almost 100 countries. As a former Financial Times and Washington Times correspondent, Kralev witnessed firsthand the conduct of American diplomacy while accompanying four U.S. secretaries of state on their travels around the world: Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell and Madeleine Albright. He is also the host and executive producer of the TV series on diplomacy Conversations with Nicholas Kralev. He is the author of America’s Other Army, Diplomats in the Trenches and Decoding Air Travel. He is a contributor to The New York Times, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy Magazine and The Huffington Post, and has appeared on NPR, CNN, BBC, Fox News, and C-SPAN.

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