The Democracy Project: An Evening with Scott Stossel

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What is the role of journalists and writers in protecting the public interest? Scott Stossel discusses this as keynote speaker of a weekend long summit on media and democracy.

Scott Stossel is the editor of The Atlantic magazine and the author of the New York Times bestseller My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind, which has been short-listed for the 2015 Wellcome Book Prize, and the award-winning Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver.

His articles have appeared in a wide array of publications, including The Atlantic, The New Yorker, The New Republic, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, and The Daily Beast. His 2004 book, Sarge: The Life and Times of Sargent Shriver, inspired The Boston Globe to write, "Scott Stossel's superb new biography is an extraordinary achievement," while Publisher's Weekly declared, "This is a superbly researched, immensely readable political biography." His most recent book, My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind, became a top-ten New York Times bestseller in its first week of publication. In 2014, Scott was awarded the "Voices of Mental Health Award" by the Jed Foundation, and the Erik Erikson Institute Prize for Excellence in Mental Health Media.

About the Summit:

The Democracy Project: Journalism in the Age of Alt-Facts 

In the age of alt-facts, deeply researched reporting is more crucial than ever to the viability of an informed citizenry and a healthy democracy. From October 20 - 22 writers and journalists will gather in Banff to discuss practical next steps in the critical conversation around media and democracy.

This weekend of conversation is open to the public and attached to an accompanying five day intensive residency on Investigative Journalism.