"False Equivalence: Is Media Balance a Trap in an Atypical Election?"
Roger Cohen, an internationally acclaimed journalist and award-winning author, is the inaugural Indiana University Poynter Chair. He visits the IU Bloomington campus to present a lecture titled "False Equivalence: Is Media Balance a Trap in an Atypical Election?" in connection with his appointment through the Poynter Center.
Cohen joined The New York Times in 1990 after 10 years as a journalist for The Wall Street Journal and Reuters. He was a New York Times foreign correspondent for more than a decade before becoming acting foreign editor on Sept. 11, 2001, the day of the 9/11 attacks, and foreign editor six months later. He became an op-ed columnist in 2009.