The First Amendment Resistance presented by PEN America

The First Amendment Resistance presented by PEN America

06/01/2017, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Room 1E 12/13/14

Language:
English

In an age of fake news, viral provocation, and heightened awareness of difference, what responsibilities do publishers have when it comes to books by controversial writers professing what seem to be unpopular opinion? Is it wrong to provide a platform for someone who has been criticized for political views outside the acceptable norm? And is there an acceptable norm—or is this a conceit of an elitist, left-leaning publishing industry?  Join WNYC On the Media's Brooke Gladstone as she moderates distinguished panelists; video game developer Zoë Quinn – who unintentionally became a central figure in the Gamergate controversy in 2014, activist and Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors, New York Post columnist and editor of Commentary magazine John Podhoretz, and author and lawyer Scott Turow. The aim is for each to provide a unique perspective for the conversation.


Contributors

  • Scott Turow

    Speaker

    Scott Turow is the author of ten bestselling works of fiction, including Identical, Innocent, Presumed Innocent, and The Burden of Proof, and two...

  • Patrisse Cullors

    Speaker

    Patrisse Cullors is an artist, organizer, and freedom fighter from Los Angeles, CA. Cofounder of Black Lives Matter, and Founder of Dignity and Power...

  • Zoe Quinn

    Speaker

  • John Podhoretz

    Speaker

  • Brooke Gladstone

    Moderator

    Every week, the award-winning journalist Brooke Gladstone, along with her co-host Bob Garfield, reaches 1.2 million listeners through more than 420...

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  1. Author Events
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  2. Education
    Books & Authors
    Business of Publishing
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