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Detroit Press Club


September 30, 2015

50 Years of the Fifth Estate and the Rise of Engaged Journalism

September 30, 2015 | By | No Comments

The Fifth Estate & Engaged Journalism

Join Fifth Estate founder and independent film producer, Harvey Ovshinsky and long-time staff member and WRIF radio show host, Peter Werbe, as they discuss the impact of alternative news on reporting and what media of the future can offer. We join an exhibit, “Start the Presses: 50 Years of the Fifth Estate” at the Detroit Historical Museum.

When a Mumford High School kid got fed up with lopsided coverage of the Vietnam War and social justice issues he founded his own newspaper, as the voice of dissent and resistance. Through five decades, the Fifth Estate has served as an outlet for countercultural ideas and statements. It led the way to new journalism with personal and passionate style. It also boosted the careers of numerous reporters and brought sassy, unconventional story telling to all the local news outlets.

6 pm on Wednesday, October 21

Detroit Historical Museum
5401 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48202

$20 admission for Members
$25 admission for Non-Members
Includes pizza, salad and drink

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