The Loudest Voice in the Room

How the Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News - And Divided a Country

When

January 28, 2014

12:15 pm - 1:45 pm

Where

New America

740 15th St NW #900

Washington, D.C. 20005

In October 1996, Americans began turning their televisions to a channel that would change the country's media and political landscape forever.

In the nearly two decades since its fateful launch, Fox News Channel has become a profound force in the news industry.  It has dominated its cable competitors, given rise to a new breed of press and punditry, won over alienated and disaffected conservatives, and shaped the partisan political conversation in our nation.

But how deep does this influence go?  What does the current state of American media consumption - across the ideological spectrum - mean for an informed citizenry?

Join New America and Gabriel Sherman, author of The Loudest Voice in the Room: How the Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News - and Divided a Country, for a conversation about the impact of one of the most powerful media forces of our time, and how it has, and hasn't, been able to shape the modern American political arena.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Join the conversation online using #loudestvoice and following @NewAmerica.

If you are unable to join us in person, please tune in to our live webcast of the event. No signup is required to view the streaming video. 


Participants

Gabriel Sherman
Author, The Loudest Voice in the Room: How the Brilliant, Bombastic Roger Ailes Built Fox News – and Divided a Country
2014 Bernard L. Schwartz Fellow, New America Foundation

Amy Mitchell
Director, Journalism Research, Pew Research Center

Moderator:
Franklin Foer
Editor, The New Republic
2012 Bernard L. Schwartz Fellow, New America Foundation