Ann Compton

Lowell Lecture

Media, Politics, and Public Discourse: Rebuilding Trust in the Digital Age

Date & Time

March 29, 2017 at 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.


Emerson 105, Harvard University
Emerson 105
Harvard University
19 Quincy Street Cambridge, MA 02138
Driving Directions


Ann Compton

Presenting Organization

Harvard University Extension School


Current Affairs Politics


Stephanie Kacoyanis (, 617-496-3790)

Ann Compton, a former ABC News journalist and member of the White House Press Corps, will explore the intersections of media, politics, and public discourse in America today. Reflecting on her 41-year career, Compton will discuss the responsibility the media has to reconnect and engage with everyday Americans. How can the media overcome the hurdles of rampant fake news, fractured news consumption, and general disdain? Compton will go back to the basics, calling on her colleagues to approach each story with scrutiny, clarity, judgment, and honesty.