How did our current polarized media environment happen? Was Donald Trump’s tense relationship with the press unprecedented? What about Joe Biden’s relationship with the White House press corps? Wilmette author, media historian, and Northwestern University associate professor Jon Marshall will discuss these questions and others based on his recent book Clash: Presidents and the Press in Times of Crisis. Jon will describe the frequently tumultuous relationship between journalists and presidents including John Adams, Abraham Lincoln, Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Roosevelt, Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Trump, and Biden and will draw lessons about the future of journalism.
Marshall’s articles and columns have appeared in The New York Times, WashingtonPost.com, TheAtlantic.com, Christian Science Monitor, CBS News’ Public Eye, Chicago Tribune, Crain’s Chicago Business, Family Circle, Huffington Post, Illinois Issues, Parenting, Parents, and many other publications. He was a columnist for Quill magazine and a staff writer for The Tampa Tribune and the Daily Herald. His former “News Gems” blog for the Society of Professional Journalists was named one of the top 10 Web Sites by the Center for Public Integrity.
This event will be held in-person, in the Auditorium on the lower level.