Lowell Lecture

Alternative Facts and Fake News

Date & Time

April 19, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.


Modern Theatre
525 Washington Street Boston, MA 02111
Driving Directions


Joe Mathieu (WBZ NewsRadio 1030 Anchor) Matt Viser (Boston Globe National Political Reporter) Evan Engel (Former Vocativ Senior Producer) Moderator: Deborah Geisler (Suffolk University Associate Professor of Communication & Journalism)

Presenting Organization

Ford Hall Forum at Suffolk University


Current Affairs


Jennifer Bonardi (jbonardi@fordhallforum.org, 617-305-6316)

Ford Hall Forum is sounding the alarm for threats to the First Amendment, particularly regarding attempts from the federal government to invalidate and restrict journalism. We’ve seen American reporters and photographers covering demonstrations reprimanded as participating dissenters, not to mention entire network dubbed “fake news” by the current administration. How can journalists play their role in a democracy when those like Evan Engel are charged with a felony when doing so?

Suffolk University Associate Professor of Communication & Journalism Deborah Geisler interviews Matt Viser (Boston Globe), Joe Mathieu (WBZ), and Evan Engel (most recently, Vocativ) on recent disturbing trends in the treatment of reporters and the Fourth Estate as a whole.