MICHAEL SCHUDSON will present a brief history of the development of journalism as a profession and the role of professional news-gathering in preventing America from entering a post-truth age. LEONARD DOWNIE and BILL KELLER, the former executive editors of the Washington Post and the New York Times, will provide commentary and perspective. Featuring: Michael Schudson, Professor of Journalism, Columbia University. Leonard Downie, Jr., Weil Family Professor of Journalism, Arizona State University; Former Executive Editor, Washington Post Bill Keller, Editor-in-Chief, The Marshall Project; Former Executive Editor, New York Times. Moderated by Thomas DiPrete, Giddings Professor of Sociology.