Lunch and Learn with Howard Bray & Marisha Goldhamer Sherry

Truth Telling – Journalism’s Challenge

With Howard Bray & Marisha Goldhamer moderated by Sid Booth


“Give the People Light and They will Find their Way” – The quote ran atop the Scripps-Howard Newspapers.

It was the assumption for America’s founders beliefs that a free press was essential to the Republic’s vitality. How ‘the press’ performs its role amid profound economic, technological and social changes’ is the subject of Lunch and Learn’s October 12th session with retired journalist Howard Bray and Marisha Goldhamer of Agence France-Presse’s Washington Bureau where she helps to lead its verification team. The team works to distinguish fact from calculated fiction.

The conversation will be moderated by Sid Booth.

About Howard Bray and Marisha Goldhammer

Howard Bray was a reporter and an editor on three daily newspapers and executive director of the Fund for Investigative Journalism. He was the founding director of the Knight Center for Specialized Journalism at the University of Maryland. He is the author of The Pillars of the Post, Norton Press, and three books of poetry.

Marisha Goldhamer is a verification and social media editor for Agence France Presse. Working closely with journalists in Washington, Montreal, and Mexico City she writes, edits and translates articles about misinformation in North America. Marisha joined AFP as a multimedia journalist in 2003 after completing a journalism degree at American University.

Both of the panelists and the moderator are members of Temple Micah.

To attend in-person, please register the Sunday before the event.

Further questions about these Zoom meetings, email Lunch and Learn.

If you choose Zoom, then the event will begin at 12:45 pm.

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