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Without Fear or Favor: A Conversation with Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr.

EVT 576
Oct 25
7:30—9:00 pm
CEMEX Auditorium, GSB Knight Management Center
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Ticket reservations will open at 12:00 pm PDT on Monday, October 1. Maximum 1 ticket per person. ONLINE REGISTRATION ONLY (in-person registration is not available).
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Please join us for an evening with Philip Taubman, adjunct professor and former Washington bureau chief of The New York Times, in conversation with Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr., former publisher and current chairman of the The New York Times, exploring the kaleidoscope of volatile media issues facing the nation, including:

• The role of a free press in the United States and abroad
• The future of journalism and The New York Times
• The benefits and dangers inherent in the rise of disruptive new digital sources of news and information
• The Impact of the dissemination of news and information on social media
• The influence of ideologically driven news sites, right and left
• The challenges of covering the Trump presidency
• “Fake News,” “Enemy of the People,” and “Alternative Facts”

Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr., Former Publisher and Current Chairman, The New York Times

Arthus Ochs Sulzberger, Jr., served as publisher of The New York Times from 1992 to 2017. In his quarter-century as publisher, he transformed The Times into an international, digital-first news organization with a global audience of more than 130 million people and 3.5 million paid subscriptions. Early in his tenure, he led the push to take the paper national and, in 1996, launched nytimes.com. Under his leadership, The Times won 61 Pulitzer Prizes, doubling the paper’s total Pulitzer count.

Philip Taubman, Washington Bureau Chief, The New York Times; Adjunct Professor, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford

Philip Taubman worked for The New York Times for thirty years as a reporter and editor, including stints as Washington bureau chief, Moscow bureau chief, and deputy editorial page editor. Since retiring from The Times in 2008, he has been an adjunct professor at Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation. He is the author of two books Secret Empire: Eisenhower, the CIA, and the Hidden Story of America’s Space Espionage, and The Partnership: Five Cold Warriors and Their Quest to Ban the Bomb. He is currently working on a biography of George Shultz, President Ronald Reagan’s secretary of state.



How do I reserve my ticket?
Eventbrite ticket reservations are available ONLINE ONLY through the Get Tickets link above beginning at 12:00 pm Monday, October 1. In-person reservations are not available.

How many tickets can I reserve?
Maximum one ticket per person. We want to accommodate as many people as possible; we appreciate your cooperation!

Can I choose my seat?
No. Tickets are general admission only (first-come, first-choice seating).

When does ticketing close?
Reservations close at 12:00 pm Wednesday, October 24, or when the event sells out – whichever happens first.

The system says the event is sold out. Is there a waitlist?
Yes. When prompted, join the waitlist and fill in your contact information. See the Waitlist section below for more information.

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How long will tickets be offered to the waitlist?
We will offer available tickets to the waitlist until 12:00 pm Wednesday, October 24.

If I’m not offered a ticket by the event date, can I still show up?
Yes – there will be a stand by queue at the venue. Beginning at 7:20 pm, available seats will be offered to people in the queue in the order they arrived. Please note, we cannot guarantee everyone a seat.


What time should I arrive?
Check-in begins at 6:30 pm and doors open at 7:00 pm. Seats not claimed by 7:20 pm will be offered to the stand-by queue.

What do I need to bring?
Please bring your Eventbrite ticket, either in paper or electronic form. Also, due to the venue’s fixed ventilation system, we strongly encourage layered clothing for optimal comfort.

If I don't have a ticket, will there be a stand by line?
Yes - there will be a stand by queue at the venue. Beginning at 7:20 pm, available seats will be offered to people in the queue in the order they arrived. Please note that we may not be able to offer a seat to everyone in line.

Is food or drink allowed inside?

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please contact the Continuing Studies office at continuingstudies@stanford.edu.
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