Veteran newsman Brit Hume to talk about press and free society

Grove City College welcomes Fox News analyst Brit Hume to talk about the state of the news media for "The Press and Free Society" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 29, in Crawford Hall Auditorium on campus.

Hume will discuss the role of the media in a free society with Grove City College President Paul J. McNulty ’80 in an on-stage conversation presented by The Institute for Faith & Freedom.

“The Press and Free Society” is free and open to the public, but registration at is required. It will be livestreamed at The College requires all visitors to campus to follow Covid-19 mitigation guidelines in place on the date of the event.

With more than 45 years of journalism experience to draw from, Hume currently serves as a senior political analyst for Fox News Channel and contributes to the cable network’s major political coverage. He previously anchored Fox’s Special Report for a decade. Hume was with ABC News for 23 years, serving as chief White House correspondent from 1989 through 1996. Earlier he reported for United Press International and began his career as a newspaper reporter with The Hartford Times and the Baltimore Evening Sun.

While he’s on campus, Hume will host an all-star panel of media professionals and scholars for a question-and answer-session with students interested in the news and its role in a free society.

The panel includes:

  • Dr. Jeffrey Bilbro, associate professor of English at Grove City College and author of “Reading the Times: A Literary and Theological Inquiry into the News.”
  • Rachal Bovard ’06, senior policy director with the Conservative Partnership Institute, who provides policy analysis and punditry and serves on USA Today’s Board of Contributors.
  • Jay Cost, a political historian, journalist and elections analyst who writes for National Review and other publications and serves as a visiting scholar with The Institute for Faith & Freedom.
  • Salena Zito, a national political reporter and author whose work appears in The Washington Examiner, New York Post and other outlets.
Veteran newsman Brit Hume to talk about press and free society

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