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How (and Why) Journalism Gets it Wrong with Batya Ungar-Sargon

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February 22, 2022


7:30 pm - 8:30 pm


Congregation Emanu El

Batya Ungar-Sargon

Congregation Emanu El will welcome Dr. Batya Ungar-Sargon to the Barish Sanctuary as part of its Endowment Speaker Series. Dr. Ungar-Sargon’s remarks will be entitled “How (and Why) Journalism Gets it Wrong.”

Ungar-Sargon is Newsweek’s Deputy Opinion Editor and author of the recently released book, Bad News: How Woke Media Is Undermining Democracy, which explores the recent ideological shifts in mainstream media and their effects across the broader landscape of American democracy.

A contributor to Rabbi Hayon’s recent book, Inscribed: Encounters with the Ten Commandments, Ungar-Sargon previously served as Opinion Editor of the Jewish Forward, the largest Jewish media outlet in America. She has written extensively for the New York Times, the Washington Post, Foreign Policy magazine, the New York Review of Books and other publications. She has appeared numerous times on MSNBC, NBC, the Brian Lehrer Show, and NPR, amongst other media outlets.

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Emanu El has a longstanding and rich tradition of hosting significant public thinkers to reflect on current events through its Endowment Fund Speaker Series. Recent speakers have included Academy Award-winning actress Marlee Matlin, journalist Carl Bernstein and the Reverend William Barber.

Ungar-Sargon’s appearance at Emanu El is generously funded by the Nathan Berg Lecture Series fund, the Caplovitz Lectureship Fund, the Eleanor & Frank Freed Lectureship Fund, Helen & Harry Reichek Lecture Fund, Shirley & Bernard Weingarten Fund and the Julius Zinn Fund.