By: Sheryl Swingley—
Muncie, Indiana—Brian Stelter, chief media correspondent for CNN, will speak at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27, in Pruis Hall on the campus of Ball State University. His presentation is titled “Truthfully Reporting in the ‘Fake News’ Era.”
The event is free and open to the public.
Stelter, 33, is the anchor of “Reliable Sources,” which examines the week’s top media stories every Sunday at 11 a.m. on CNN. He also reports for CNN Business and writes a nightly e-newsletter.
“We are incredibly excited to bring Brian to campus to help celebrate our department’s 50th anniversary, as well as the university’s 100th anniversary.” —Kimberly Lauffer, assistant professor of journalism
Prior to joining CNN in November 2013, Stelter was a media reporter at The New York Times. Starting in 2007, he covered television and digital media for the Business Day and Arts section of the newspaper. He was also a lead contributor to the “Media Decoder” blog.
In January 2004, while he was still a freshman in college, Stelter created TV Newser, a blog dedicated to coverage of the television news industry. He sold it to Mediabistro.com in July 2004, but continued to edit and write for the blog during the next three years until he graduated from college and joined The New York Times.
Stelter published in 2013 The New York Times best-selling book, “Top of the Morning: Inside the Cutthroat World of Morning TV,” about the competitive world of morning news shows. He is a consultant on Apple’s as-yet-untitled drama about morning shows.
He was featured in the 2011 documentary, “Page One: Inside the New York Times”, directed by Andrew Rossi. He was also named to Forbes Magazine’s “30 Under 30: Media” for three consecutive years.
Stelter graduated with a bachelor’s degree in mass communication with a concentration in journalism and new media from Towson University in Towson, Maryland, in 2007. He is on the board of Baltimore Student Media, a nonprofit that publishes Towson’s independent student newspaper, The Towerlight.