Without Fear or Favor: An Evening with Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

7:30 pm

CEMEX Auditorium, GSB Knight Management Center Map

Sponsored by:
Department of Communication, JSK Journalism Fellowships, Stanford Law School, Continuing Studies

Please join us for an evening with Philip Taubman, adjunct professor and former Washington bureau chief of The New York Times, in conversation with Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr., former publisher and current chairman of the The New York Times, exploring the kaleidoscope of volatile media issues facing the nation, including:

• The role of a free press in the United States and abroad
• The future of journalism and The New York Times
• The benefits and dangers inherent in the rise of disruptive new digital sources of news and information
• The impact of the dissemination of news and information on social media
• The influence of ideologically driven news sites, right and left
• The challenges of covering the Trump presidency
• “Fake News,” “Enemy of the People,” and “Alternative Facts”

Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr., Former Publisher and Current Chairman, The New York Times

Arthus Ochs Sulzberger, Jr., served as publisher of The New York Times from 1992 to 2017. In his quarter-century as publisher, he transformed The Times into an international, digital-first news organization with a global audience of more than 130 million people and 3.5 million paid subscriptions. Early in his tenure, he led the push to take the paper national and, in 1996, launched nytimes.com. Under his leadership, The Times won 61 Pulitzer Prizes, doubling the paper’s total Pulitzer count. 

Philip Taubman, Washington Bureau Chief, The New York Times; Adjunct Professor, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford

Philip Taubman worked for The New York Times for thirty years as a reporter and editor, including stints as Washington bureau chief, Moscow bureau chief, and deputy editorial page editor. Since retiring from The Times in 2008, he has been an adjunct professor at Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation. He is the author of two books Secret Empire: Eisenhower, the CIA, and the Hidden Story of America’s Space Espionage, and The Partnership: Five Cold Warriors and Their Quest to Ban the Bomb. He is currently working on a biography of George Shultz, President Ronald Reagan’s secretary of state.


Thursday, October 25, 2018
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
CEMEX Auditorium, GSB Knight Management Center Map

Free; Advance registration is required.


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