Less than a week into the Trump administration, and practical and existential questions about the role of media in the Trump White House as well as the larger question about the role of press in any contemporary White House administration are as plentiful as WH briefing room reporters trying to get called on for a question.
Next Monday at GWU, Ari Fleischer, former White House press secretary under President George W. Bush, and a group of journalists that includes CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta, Politico media reporter Hadas Gold, WSJ White House correspondent and former WHCA president Carol Lee, Reuters White House correspondent and current WHCA president Jeff Mason will convene to take on those questions.
C-SPAN executive producer and former WHCA president Steve Scully will give the opening remarks and GW School of Media and Public Affairs director Frank Sesno will moderate the forum, called Does Trump Need the News Media?
Some of the topics being discussed are how to handle false information provided by the White House and the responsibility news media and the White House press office have to Americans.
It takes place Monday, Jan. 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the The Dorothy Betts Marvin Theatre in the Cloyd Heck Marvin Center on 800 21st Street NW. For free tickets and more information, check out the event page.