Sunday, November 8, 2009

The Great Debate.

The Pomona Student Union claims "An understanding of the press and its biases is vital to our existence as a democratic society. Media outlets heavily influence the issues that Americans care about and the positions that viewers and readers take. How does that role influence our understanding of the world around us? Are the constant claims bias in popular and respected news sources like the New York Times and Fox News fair? How does slant affect elections, policy decisions, and world events?"

On November 5th, leading experts Eric Alterman and Ross Douthat came to Pomona College to debate the role of media in contemporary American society.

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