Featuring Dafna Linzer, Managing Editor, Politics, NBC News & MSNBC; Gary Rosen, Editor, Weekend Review, Wall Street Journal; Mark Thompson, CEO, The New York Times.
Moderator: Jeffrey Rosen, President & CEO, National Constitution Center
Dafna Linzer is Managing Editor of MSNBC.com. Before joining MSNBC, she was an award-winning senior investigative reporter at ProPublica and is the author of "Shades of Mercy," a series and e-book on racial bias in presidential pardons. Previously, she covered national security for the Washington Post and was a special projects reporter and foreign correspondent with the Associated Press, based in Jerusalem and at the United Nations.
Editor, Weekend Review, The Wall Street Journal
Gary Rosen has been the editor of The Wall Street Journal's Weekend Review section since its 2010 launch. Formerly managing editor of Commentary and chief external affairs officer of the John Templeton Foundation, he is the editor of The Right War? The Conservative Debate on Iraq and author of American Compact: James Madison and the Problem of Founding. He has written for publications including Commentary, The National Interest, and The New York Times. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Jeffrey Rosen is President and CEO of the National Constitution Center. He is also a Professor of Law at
The George Washington University Law School, and a Contributing Editor of The Atlantic.
Rosen is a graduate of Harvard College, Oxford University, and Yale Law School. His new book, Louis D.
Brandeis: American Prophet, was published on June 1, 2016, the 100th anniversary of Brandeis's
Supreme Court confirmation. His other books include The Supreme Court: The Personalities and Rivalries
that Defined America, the best-selling companion book to the award-winning PBS series; The Most
Democratic Branch: How the Courts Serve America; The Naked Crowd: Freedom and Security in an
Anxious Age; and The Unwanted Gaze: The Destruction of Privacy in America, which The New York Times
called the definitive text in privacy perils in the digital age. Rosen is coeditor, with Benjamin Wittes, of
Constitution 3.0: Freedom and Technological Change, the proceedings of the Brookings Project on
Technology and the Constitution.
His essays and commentaries have appeared in The Atlantic, The New York Times Magazine, on National
Public Radio, in the New Republic, where he was the legal affairs editor, and in The New Yorker, where
he has been a staff writer. The Chicago Tribune named him one of the ten best magazine journalists in
America, and the Los Angeles Times called him the nation's most widely read and influential legal
President & Chief Executive Officer, The New York Times Company Mark Thompson became president and chief executive officer of The New York Times Company on November 12, 2012. He is responsible for leading the Company's strategy, operations and business units, and working closely with the chairman to direct the vision of the company. Mr. Thompson has been instrumental in accelerating the pace of The Times's digital transformation. Under his leadership, The Times became the first news organization in the world to pass the one million digital-only subscription mark. The company has also introduced a new era of international growth, launched an industry leading branded content studio and invested in virtual reality, producing some of the most celebrated work in this emerging medium. Before joining the Times Company, Mr. Thompson served as Director-General of the BBC from 2004, where he reshaped the organization to meet the challenge of the digital age, ensuring that it remained a leading innovator with the launch of services such as the BBC iPlayer. He also oversaw a transformation of the BBC itself, driving productivity and efficiency through the introduction of new technologies and bold organizational redesign. Mr. Thompson joined the BBC in 1979 as a production trainee. He helped launch Watchdog and Breakfast Time, was an output editor on Newsnight, and was appointed editor of the Nine O'Clock News in 1988 and of Panorama in 1990. He became controller (programming and scheduling chief) for the TV network BBC2 and Director of Television for the BBC before leaving the BBC in 2002 to become CEO of Channel 4 Television Corporation in the United Kingdom. In the autumn of 2012, he was a visiting professor of Rhetoric and the Art of Public Persuasion at the University of Oxford. His book "Enough Said: What's Gone Wrong with the Language of Politics?" which is based on the lectures he gave at Oxford, was published in the UK and US in September 2016. Mark Thompson was educated at Stonyhurst College and Merton College, Oxford.
The Wall Street Journal Weekend Review Editor Gary Rosen attributes fake news to New media outlets like google and Facebook lacking the ability to fact-check the information they distribute in the ways old media like newspapers and television news have established.