A Conversation on Media and Democracy with Brooke Gladstone, Award-Winning Journalist, NPR host and Author

Brooke Gladstone is best known as host and managing editor of “On the Media,” an award-winning public radio program covering issues related to media, public debate and democracy. This event will feature a moderated discussion on her recent book, “The Trouble with Reality: A Rumination on Moral Panic in Our Time” (2017), a thoughtful and accessible examination of our post-fact, new media age, and how democracy can survive it.

Gladstone has been a senior editor of NPR’s "Weekend Edition," and "All Things Considered,” a foreign correspondent for NPR from Moscow, and a Knight Fellow at Stanford University.  She is the recipient of two Peabody Awards, a National Press Club Award, an Overseas Press Club Award, and several others. She also is the author of "The Influencing Machine" (2012), a media manifesto in graphic form, listed among that year's top books by The New Yorker, Publisher's Weekly, Kirkus Reviews and Library Journal, and among the "10 Masterpieces of Graphic Nonfiction" by The Atlantic.


The lecture is free and open to the public and will be followed by Q&A.  It is sponsored by the Moody College Honors Program and the School of Journalism in the Moody College of Communication.

Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Belo Center for New Media (BMC), BMC 2.106
300 DEAN KEETON ST W, Austin, Texas 78712

Event Type

Policy & Law


Moody College of Communication

Target Audience

General Public



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