june, 2017

thu15jun5:30 pm7:00 pmHistory in the News: Real Histories of "Fake" News in OregonDiscuss the Politics of Journalism in Oregon5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Willamette Heritage Center


Event Details

Accusations and allegations about “fake” news and the manipulations of “mainstream media” aren’t unique to America in the twenty first century. Power, politics, and the press have mixed together throughout Oregon’s past, from vicious editorial exchanges between Asahel Bush’s Oregon Statesman and Thomas Dryer’s Oregonian during early statehood to the muckraking journalists of the early twentieth century and beyond. Join us for an enlightening conversation about the history of journalism’s role in educating, empowering, and enraging Oregonians.

History in the News is FREE and open to the public! Food and drink will be available for purchase from Taproot Lounge & Cafe. Join us for History in the News on the third Thursday of each month through November, presented in part by a grant from Oregon Humanities, sponsored by KMUZ Community Radio, and with the support of our communications partner, Salem City Club.


(Thursday) 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Willamette Heritage Center