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Anna Gaynor


Media Professionals and Faculty Gather
at Loyola University Chicago to Discuss the Relationship
between the Oval Office and the Press

Loyola University Chicago has assembled a collection of media professionals and faculty for “President Trump and the Press,” a panel discussion on Wednesday, November 8. Part of the University’s civic engagement and civil discourse initiative, the event will shed light on the importance of accurate information and advocacy for improving media literacy amongst the masses.

Jill Geisler, inaugural Bill Plante chair of leadership and media integrity within Loyola’s School of Communication and the panel moderator, will lead a lively discussion on the notion of “fake news,” consuming a balanced diet of accurate information, and the best response to President Trump’s criticism of the press. With a 24/7 demand for news and instant access to the web and social media, individual citizens are finding themselves facing the same exhaustion as journalists. With this in mind, audience members will be encouraged to actively participate in the conversation.

The event is open to the public. For more information, visit Loyola’s Civic Engagement and Civil Discourse website.

Jill Geisler
joined Loyola in 2015 and brought decades of hands-on leadership experience to the University. She began her broadcast journalism career as a TV reporter, photographer, producer, and anchor. Geisler became a TV news director at the age of 27. At the time, few women held similar positions, and she had no formal management training. Geisler led an award-winning team for 25 years before joining the faculty at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies. She holds a master’s degree in leadership studies, writes columns for leaders, and is the producer and author of her first podcast series and book, Work Happy: What Great Bosses Know.

Loyola alumnus and panelist Bill Plante served as CBS News Senior White House correspondent during the administrations of presidents Ronald Reagan (beginning in 1981), Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama. Plante’s reports have been seen across all CBS News platforms including CBS This Morning and the CBS Evening News. He was also part of the CBS News team that received a 1986 Emmy Award for coverage of the Reagan-Gorbachev summit in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Other featured panelists include:

Wednesday, November 8
3:30–5 p.m.

Loyola University Chicago
Lake Shore Campus
Damen Student Center
Damen Den
6511 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660

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