'Citizenship and the Media: A Responsibility to Promote Civic Literacy' with David Leonhardt and Ramesh Ponnuru

The School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership welcomes David Leonhardt and Ramesh Ponnuru to Arizona State University.

What is the role of the media in the renewal of our understanding of ourselves as citizens and participants in the American political order? What is the responsibility of the media in the promotion of civic literacy? David Leonhardt and Ramesh Ponnuru will discuss the role of the media in elevating civic literacy in a way that contributes to informed active citizenship.

David Leonhardt is an op-ed columnist for The New York Times. He also writes a daily e-mail newsletter and co-hosts the Opinion section’s weekly podcast, “The Argument.” His prior assignment was leading a strategy group that helped Times leadership shape the future of the newsroom. He joined The Times in 1999 as a business reporter and has also been the Washington bureau chief, the founding editor of The Upshot and a staff writer for The Times Magazine. In 2011, he received the Pulitzer Prize for commentary, for columns on the financial crisis.

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor at National Review, where he has covered national politics and policy for more than 20 years. He is also a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, which syndicates his articles in newspapers across the nation. He is a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and he serves as a contributing editor to National Affairs, the quarterly journal of conservative ideas. He has published many articles in the Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and the Washington Post.

Admission is free but seating is limited — please RSVP. 

School of Civic and Economic Thought and Leadership
SCETL Events
Oct 07 2019 - 5:00pm
Old Main, Carson Ballroom
Tempe campus