Special to the Press
NEW BRITAIN - Investigative journalist for The New York Times, Eric Lipton, will be sharing his experiences covering Donald Trump’s campaign and presidency, following a panel discussion with local journalists on alternative facts, objectivity and ethical challenges.
The event “Covering Trump and the Truth” featuring the two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lipton is hosted by the Department of Journalism at Central Connecticut State University.
Lipton won his first Pulitzer Prize as a reporter for the Hartford Courant in 1992, for examining decisions that led to flaws in the Hubble telescope. More recently, Lipton won a Pulitzer Prize for investigative journalism that showed how congressional leaders and state attorneys general can be swayed by lobbyists, in 2015.
Prior to the event, local journalists will participate in a panel discussion about how they navigate alternative facts; handle changing views of objectivity, and new ethical challenges.
The panel will feature investigative reporter for the Hartford Courant Matt Kauffman, Editor-In-Chief at CT News Junkie Christine Stuart, Hartford Business Journal writer David Medina and assistant professor of journalism at CCSU Theodora Ruhs. The Vance Endowed Chair of Journalism at CCSU, Stan Simpson, will moderate the panel.
The public is invited to both events on March 27. “Covering Trump and the Truth,” is set for 7 p.m in the Vance Academic Center, room 105, which is accessed easiest off Manafort Drive, through the Vance parking garage. The panel discussion is scheduled for 4 p.m. in the Student Center’s Bellin Gallery.