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Thursday 14 November 2019

Intelligent Times: Dean Baquet and Simon Schama on Trump, Politics and The Future of News

Politics &
Economics

AN INTELLIGENT TIMES EVENT

Intelligent Times is a live event series collaboration between The New York Times and Intelligence Squared, bringing together leading New York Times journalists and thought leaders to discuss the key issues facing the globe today.

In the era of Brexit and Trump, there has been a dramatic increase in political polarisation and a decline in public trust in traditional media outlets. How can newspapers and other established news organisations uphold the values of transparency and truth-telling, while also reaching out to audiences on both sides of the political divide? Join Dean Baquet, The New York Times’ executive editor and the renowned historian Simon Schama on Thursday, November 14th for an examination of the role of the media in today’s rapidly shifting political climate.

Is journalism itself under threat, when more than 20 percent of local U.S. newspapers have closed in the last 15 years and cost-cutting continues at many outlets? And when the truth itself often seems under attack, how can journalists continue to hold the powerful to account?

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Event Name

Intelligent Times: Dean Baquet and Simon Schama on Trump, Politics and The Future of News


Choose Tickets

Speakers
  • Dean Baquet

    Executive editor of The New York Times

  • Simon Schama

    Historian, author and broadcaster

 

Speakers are subject to change.


Location
  • Church House
  • Great Smith Street,
  • Westminster,
  • London,
  • SW1P 3NZ
Time
  • Thursday 14 November 2019
  • 7pm to 8:30pm



Speakers

Speakers

Dean Baquet

Executive editor of The New York Times


Executive editor of The New York Times, a position he assumed in May 2014. He serves in the highest ranked position in The Times’s newsroom and oversees The New York Times news report in all its various forms. Before being named executive editor, Baquet was managing editor of The New York Times. He previously served as Washington bureau chief for the paper from March 2007 to September 2011. Baquet rejoined The New York Times after several years at the Los Angeles Times, where he was editor of the newspaper since 2005, after serving as managing editor since 2000. Baquet was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting in March 1988 when he led a team of three in documenting corruption in the Chicago City Council, and was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in 1994 in the investigative reporting category.

Simon Schama

Historian, author and broadcaster


One of the UK’s most popular historians and broadcasters. He is Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University, and has authored 18 books, including Landscape and Memory, Rembrandt's Eyes, Rough Crossings, The American Future: A History and most recently the second volume in his Jewish history trilogy, Belonging, which was short-listed for the Baillie-Gifford Prize. He is the writer-presenter of more than fifty television documentaries for the BBC, PBS and the History Channel, which have been broadcast and acclaimed all over the world and won numerous awards. These series include the Emmy-winning Power of Art, the 15-part A History of Britain, The Story of the Jews and the recent Civilisations. He was The New Yorker magazine's art critic in the 1990s for which he won the National Magazine award, and is currently contributing editor of the Financial Times.

 

Speakers are subject to change.