WHAT: American University experts are available to discuss President Trump’s “Fake News Awards” and its implications on the relationship between the president and the press.
WHEN: January 17 – ongoing
WHERE: On campus, via email, telephone or Skype
W. Joseph Campbell is a professor in the School of Communication's Communication Studies program. He is the author of six books, including Getting It Wrong, which addresses media performance and debunks prominent media-driven myths. Getting It Wrong is a past winner of the Sigma Delta Chi national award for research about journalism. Campbell is a former newspaper and wire service journalist whose reporting assignments took him across North America, to Europe, West Arica, and parts of Asia.
He has been interviewed on many topics by media outlets such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, the BBC, CNN, C-SPAN, Fox Business News, and Voice of America. Campbell is the author of two web logs, Media Myth Alert and The 1995 Blog. He is a past winner of the "Faculty Member of the Year" award, which is presented annually by the American University student government.
Jane Hall is a professor in journalism and media studies in the School of Communication. She specializes in media and politics, particularly issues of special interest to young people, the depiction of women in media and politics, media ethics and popular culture. A former weekly commentator on Fox News Channel, she regularly appears as a commentator and media expert on CNN's "Reliable Sources," MSNBC, PBS, NPR, C-SPAN and other TV networks.
Before coming to American University, Hall was a journalist covering the news media in New York for the Los Angeles Times, where she won numerous awards for her reporting, including being a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.