Free Speech through a New Lens: Film, Digital Media, and Social Change

Monday, February 12, 2018 at 4:00pm

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Wallis Annenberg Hall (ANN), Annenberg Forum
3630 Watt Way, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Admission is free. Reservations required. RSVP beginning Wednesday, January 24, at 9 a.m.

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Free speech, a pillar of American democracy, has become a lightning rod on college campuses across the country. A nuanced discussion will bring a new perspective to these debates, exploring free expression at the intersection of contemporary challenges of dissent, diversity, and inclusion. Excerpts from widely acclaimed feature films, including The PostSpotlight, and others, will set the stage for a conversation with national leaders in film, digital media, and journalism. They will reflect on the impact of the media in a free society and the implications in the current political and social climate. 

Featured panelists are Participant Media CEO David LindeThe Washington Post Editor Martin Baron, SoulPancake CEO Shabnam Mogharabi, and Academy Award–winning screenwriter of Spotlight and co-writer of The Post Josh Singer. Phi Beta Kappa Secretary and CEO Frederick M. Lawrence, a nationally recognized expert in the law of free speech, will moderate. 

Presented by The Phi Beta Kappa Society. Co-sponsored by the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative.

Event Type

Lecture / Talk / Workshop, Conference/Symposia


Students, Alumni, Faculty/Staff


University Park Campus





Admission is free. Reservations required.

Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative


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