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Lowell Lecture

The Health of Democracy: The Role of the Media

Date & Time

Jan. 28, 2015


First Parish Church in Cambridge
3 Church Street Cambridge, MA 02138
Driving Directions


Alex Jones, director, Shorenstein Center, Harvard Kennedy School Charles Sennott, journalist, The GroundTruth Project, Global Post

Presenting Organization

Cambridge Forum


Current Affairs

A free press and public access to information and a broad range of ideas and opinions were considered so essential for a healthy democratic republic that the Founders included protection for freedom of the press in the First Amendment to the Constitution. Alex Jones, director of Harvard's Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, and Charles Sennott, founder of Global Post and The GroundTruth Project, assess how today's press-print and electronic-is carrying out its mission. Where do current threats to a free press come from? How can citizens inform themselves in today's media environment?

This program is funded in part by MassHumanities.