Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Video: National Conference on the First Amendment: Bedrock of American Freedom "Political Correctness/Fake News/The Editorial Function"

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Prominent experts gathered at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA on October 21 and 22, 2018 for the National Conference on the First Amendment: Bedrock of American Freedom.

The conference addressed the importance of the First Amendment in a free and democratic society. Political Correctness/Fake News/The Editorial Function questioned whether individuals are self-censoring and engaging in polarized behavior, and what the media can do in response. The session examined how to appeal to all sides to inspire dialogue, how to prevent the spread of misinformation that is intended to harm and whether or not the rise of digital media plays a role in people’s reactions.


Nancy Gibbs, former editor, TIME magazine

Liza Donnelly, cartoonist and writer, The New Yorker and The New York Times; resident cartoonist, CBS News

Luis Fábregas, editor, Tribune-Review Pittsburgh digital edition and Valley News Dispatch

Tony Norman, columnist, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO, National Constitution Center (moderator)

Presented by Duquesne University and The Pittsburgh Foundation, the conference was co-sponsored by Allegheny Foundation, The Benter Foundation and Knight Foundation. The conference garnered national attention, and it can be viewed in its entirety online at https://duq.edu/about/1a-conference.

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