Oberlin College and Conservatory

Convocation: Objectivity, Facts, Fiction and the Future of Journalism with Tom Rosenstiel ’78

Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Nancy Schrom Dye Lecture Hall, Science Center
119 Woodland Street, Oberlin, OH 44074

Convocation: Objectivity, Facts, Fiction and the Future of Journalism with Tom Rosenstiel ’78, author, journalist, and director of the American Press Institute. 

A keen observer of the inner workings of Washington, DC, for three decades, Tom Rosenstiel is one of the country’s most recognized thinkers on the intersection of media and politics and the future of journalism. He was press critic at the Los Angeles Times for a decade, a Washington correspondent for The Times, a commentator for MSNBC, and chief congressional correspondent for Newsweek.

He founded and for 16 years directed the Project for Excellence in Journalism and is the author of seven non-fiction books and three novels. His newest novel, Oppo, looks at contemporary political campaigns, the explosive growth in opposition research, and the forces behind polarization.

In this talk, Rosenstiel will discuss President Trump’s relationship with the media, the meaning of objectivity, and why and how we all may perceive “facts” differently.

Sponsored by the Office of the President and the Finney Lecture Committee.

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Signature Programs, Convocation


Administrative, Office of the President


Free, open to the public.

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Jan Cooper

Jan Cooper left a positive review 12/4/2019

A fascinating roundup of all the major issues facing journalism today, delivered entertainingly. Oberlin is lucky to be in touch with this distiinguished alumnus.