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Making the Journey From Fact to Fiction: The difference between writing journalism about American politics and writing fiction about it to get at the truth

Tue, Nov 07, 2017 | 1:00 pm

Please join us for a discussion with author, journalist, researcher, and media critic Tom Rosenstiel on his new novel, Shining City, a political thriller about a Supreme Court nomination fight with a sequel slated for 2018. This program is hosted by Klein College Dean David Boardman and co-sponsored by the Office of Research and Graduate Studies and Temple University Libraries.

Rosenstiel is executive director of the American Press Institute and senior non-resident fellow at the Brookings Institution. He is also the founder and a previous director of the Project for Excellence in Journalism at the Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C., and co-founder and vice chair of the Committee of Concerned Journalists. Rosenstiel has also written seven other non-fiction books, including The Elements of Journalism: What News People Should Know and the Public Should Expect, winner of the Goldsmith Book Award from Harvard among other honors; Blur: How to Know What’s True in the Age of Information Overload and The New Ethics of Journalism: Principles for the 21st Century, co-edited with Kelly McBride of the Poynter Institute.

Among his numerous awards, he is the winner of four Sigma Delta Chi awards for research, four Penn State Awards for media criticism, a distinguished alumni Award from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and is a Fellow of the Society of Professional Journalists, the organization's highest honor. His work has generated more than 60,000 in academic citations.

Paley Library

Ground Floor Lecture Hall