Julian Zelizer | 2018 Ethics Awareness Week


Truth & Lies in Modern Politics: Can we Restore Trust in the Public Square?

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Julian Zelizer
Malcolm Stevenson Forbes Professor of History & Public Affairs,
Princeton University
Political Analyst, CNN

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Julian E. Zelizer has been among the pioneers in the revival of American political history. He is a frequent commentator in the international and national media on political history and contemporary politics. He is the author and editor of over fifteen books including his most recent work, The Fierce Urgency of Now: Lyndon Johnson, Congress, and the Battle for the Great Society (2015). In addition to scholarly articles and book chapters, Zelizer has published over 800 op-eds, including his weekly column on CNN.com. He is a regular news commentator on radio, television, and in print. He has received fellowships from the Brookings Institution, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation, and New America.

Selected Media and Readings

American Democracy Can't Fix Itself
Julian E. Zelizer, September 9, 2018, The Atlantic

Do the Facts Matter Anymore? 
Julian E. Zelizer, August 26, 2018, CNN

Is Free Speech Really Challenged on Campus?
Julian Zelizer, September 15, 2017, The Atlantic

How misinformation spreads on social media—And what to do about it
Chris Meserole, May 9, 2018, Brookings.edu

We still don't know how to stop misinformation online
October 9, 2014, Columbia Journalism Review

Anatomy of an online misinformation network
Shoa, Chengchen; Hui Pik-Mai; Wang Lei; Jiang Xinwen; Fammini, Alessandro; Menczer Filippo; Ciampaglia, Gioovanni Luca Ciampaglia. PLOS One, April 2018 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0196087

Social Media and Fake News in the 2016 Election
Allcott, Hunt; Gentzkow, Matthew. Working paper for the National Bureau of Economic Research, No. 23089, 2017

Rumors and Factitious Informational Blends: The Role of the Web in Speculative Politics
Rojecki, Andrew; Meraz, Sharon. New Media & Society, 2016. doi: 10.1177/1461444814535724.