History in the News: Real Stories of "Fake" News

The Politics of Journalism in Oregon's Past

June 15, 2017 | 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. | Willamette Heritage Center

1313 Mill St. SE, Salem OR 97301

Accusations and allegations about “fake news" and the manipulations of “mainstream media” aren’t unique to America in the twenty first century. Power, politics, and the press have mixed together throughout Oregon’s past, from vicious editorial exchanges between Asahel Bush’s Oregon Statesman and Thomas Dryer’s Oregonian during early statehood to the muckraking journalists of the early twentieth century and beyond.

Join Willamette Heritage Center for a conversation about the history of journalism’s role in educating, empowering, and enraging Oregonians. The event takes place in the Dye House. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Read more.

This event is funded in part by a grant from Oregon Humanities.

Event Sponsors

Oregon Humanities

Willamette Heritage Center




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