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Journalism and the Future of Democracy

Lecture by William Finnegan

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William Finnegan, writer and contributor to The New Yorker, presents Años salvajes (Libros del Asteroide, 2016, Spanish translation of Barbarian Days), winner of the Pulitzer Prize for the best biographical work of 2016.

It’s not the typical election year in the United States. On both the left and right of the political spectrum, new candidates have stirred up the old parties. They’ve achieved this, in part, by navigating a new media landscape, in which the internet and social media are challenging the more traditional sources of information.

Journalist William Finnegan of The New Yorker is particularly qualified to discuss this shifting terrain. His Pulitzer Prize-winning autobiography Barbarian Days traces a career reporting on topics such as apartheid in South Africa, alienated American youth and xenophobia in Arizona from the perspective of his life’s true passion: surfing. In this lecture, he will share his own unique perspective on the current state of the United States, journalism and the future of democracy.

Presenters: Albert Forns

Participants: William Finnegan

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William Finnegan, writer and contributor to The New Yorker, presented Años salvajes (Libros del Asteroide, 2016, Spanish translation of Barbarian Days), winner of the Pulitzer Prize for the best biographical work of 2016. Finnegan shared his own unique perspective on the ...

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