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 faithandfreedom.com is required. It will be livestreamed at gcc.edu/livestream. 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.