Jun 17, 2019
A Conversation with Jim Acosta, Chief White House Correspondent for CNN
Jim Acosta's latest book, The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America, is his first-hand account about reporting on the current White House. Sponsored by Wilmington Trust.
About the Event
With politics growing more polarized by the day, and the free press under attack from across the political spectrum, it’s no wonder we live in a world where #FakeNews has become a staple in today’s lexicon.
Many say that they don’t know what to believe, particularly because social media streams are bombarded with fake stories and the press is criticized to the point where their trustworthiness is questioned.
Journalists who know this best are those in the ranks of the White House press corps—including individuals like Jim Acosta.
Jim Acosta is CNN's chief White House correspondent, who is currently covering the Trump administration and has previously covered the Obama administration from the White House and around the world. He regularly covers presidential press conferences, visits by heads of states, and issues impacting the Executive Branch of the federal government.
His new book, The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America, describes the very real threats to one of our primary constitutional rights—freedom of the press.