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Saturday, September 28 • 9:00am - 10:00am
The Fight Over Facts

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Can journalism save objective truth?

Presented by The University of Texas at Austin. Programmed in partnership with the Center for Media and Citizenship at the University of Virginia.

This event is part of Open Congress, a free, open-to-the-public street festival held on Austin's historic Congress Ave. on Saturday, Sept. 28. RSVP to attend Open Congress here.

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Allison Wright

Executive Editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review
Wright is the executive editor of the Virginia Quarterly Review and teaches journalism at the University of Virginia. She is the past president of the nonprofit literary organization WriterHouse and is a former editor of Tiny Hardcore Press. Wright’s work has also appeared in publications... Read More →

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Angie Drobnic Holan

Editor of PolitiFact
Holan joined PolitiFact in 2007, when she helped launch the site as a reporter. She has also served as the site’s deputy editor and currently serves as its editor, and she was a member of the PolitiFact team that won a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the 2008 elections. Previously... Read More →
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Kathleen McElroy

Director of the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin
McElroy was named director of the UT-Austin School of Journalism in 2018. Previously, she spent nearly 30 years as a professional journalist and had a long career at The New York Times, where she held positions including associate managing editor, dining editor, deputy sports editor... Read More →
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John Schwartz

Science Writer for The New York Times
Schwartz is a science writer for The New York Times, where his writing focuses on climate change. He also writes a humor column for the business section’s mutual funds quarterly and previously covered topics including the space program, law and infrastructure. Previously, Schwartz... Read More →

Saturday September 28, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am CDT
The University of Texas at Austin Tent