We’ve been hearing the charges and countercharges for two years now: President Trump’s repeated false statements and unhinged attacks on the news media represent a singular threat to the foundations of American democracy; and: The American media’s overwrought coverage of Trump’s every action and utterance poses an equally profound threat to principles of press objectivity, and plays right into the hands of Trump and his supporters. No matter how you slice it, America’s founding principles of freedom of speech and of the press are being tested and scrutinized as never before in this age of Trump. How did we get here? What are the long-term stakes? Is the free press truly in peril? What about the free expression of Trump supporters on social media platforms and elsewhere? Join us for an exceptional panel of media experts and practitioners, as they tackle these and other crucial questions regarding the Trump presidency and the journalists and media outlets responsible for informing the public during these tumultuous times.