Writer David Brock admits he lied about Anita Hill and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in a 1992 magazine article in order to protect the Thomas’ reputation. A panel talks about how untrue information gets into print, the factors that undermine honest reporting and commentary, and the impact on news coverage, politics, and society.

Kovach and Rosenstiel are co-authors of "The Elements of Journalism: What Newspeople Should Know and the Public Should Expect" (Crown).

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  • Jane Mayer staff writer, "The New Yorker"
  • Tom Rosenstiel director of the Project for Excellence in Journalism
  • Bill Kovach founding chairman of the Committee of Concerned Journalists, and former Washington bureau chief for the New York Times

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