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Independent Journalism in an Era of Polarization

World Affairs

Independent Journalism in an Era of Polarization

A Conversation with Jodi Rudoren, Editor-in-Chief of the Forward

Friday, May 17, 2024
11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Doors at 11:15am / Lunch at 11:30am / Forum begins 12:00pm

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"Our only ideology is the one of inquiry." – Jodi Rudoren

As the world’s eyes follow the Israel-Hamas war, the recent Iran attack, and the repercussions on American campuses and beyond, the need for rigorous reporting and respected journalism has never been more essential. The Forward is the nation's most widely read Jewish news outlet, a fiercely independent and non-ideological source for news, culture, and opinion across the political spectrum.

Jodi Rudoren became editor-in-chief of the Forward in 2019 after more than two decades at The New York Times, including a stint as Jerusalem bureau chief. Having personally covered two prior Israel-Hamas wars, in 2012 and 2014, Rudoren has been a leading commentator since Oct. 7, appearing on CNN and MSNBC and speaking at numerous college campuses, synagogues, and more.

Join the City Club as we hear from Jodi Rudoren about the complexities journalists have faced in reporting on the war abroad and antisemitism here in the United States.


Tickets are available for purchase online until Wednesday, May 15th at noon. For more information on registration, please contact Stacy Holmes at


The livestream will be available beginning at 12:00pm. Have questions? Send a text to 330.541.5794.

Production and distribution of City Club forums in partnership with Ideastream Public Media is generously provided by PNC and the United Black Fund.

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