Pulitzer Center Update

The Kalb Report: The Fight for Freedom of the Press

April 10, 2017|

If you follow the tweets of President Donald J. Trump you might think he has launched an all-out war against the news media. He has termed several news organizations, including CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC, and The New York Times, the “enemy of the American people,” and their work, “fake news.” His chief strategist has called the press “the opposition party” and has said the media should “keep its mouth shut and just listen for a while.”

On Saturday, April 8, CNN anchor Jake Tapper and Washington Post political reporter David Fahrenthold, winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for his investigative reporting on Trump's philanthropy, joined Pulitzer Center senior advisor Marvin Kalb to discuss coverage of the new administration, the responsibility of the press in a democracy, and life in the crosshairs of Donald Trump’s tweets.

The Kalb Report series is underwritten by a grant from Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation.