Inside Media: How the National Enquirer Changed the Face of Modern Journalism

October 8, 2016 @ 2:00 pm
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Inside Media: How the <em>National Enquirer</em> Changed the Face of Modern Journalism @ Knight TV Studio | Washington | District of Columbia | United States

As the National Enquirer marks its 90th birthday, a panel of its alumni — past and present — recount the secret history of America’s original tabloid.

From Elvis to Jacko, Cher, Burt, Brad and Angie, the National Enquirer has recorded the scandalous and entertaining ups and downs of Tinseltown, along with notorious individuals such as O.J. Simpson, Gary Hart and John Edwards.

“The Enquirer nuclearized the tabloid formula, pushed the boundaries of good taste and gave the people what they wanted — the unvarnished but highly sensationalized truth,” noted journalism historian Christopher Tennant.

“For better and certainly for worse, things we consider mainstream today would not exist without it,” Tennant said.

Panelists on the program include:

  • Dylan Howard, editor-in-chief, The National Enquirer; chief content officer and vice president, American Media Inc.
  • Dan Dolan, editorial director/editor-in-chief, Globe, and the National Examiner
  • David Wright, Enquirer senior reporter
  • Dick Morris, Enquirer columnist and political consultant
  • Cameron Stracher, media and entertainment lawyer

Inside Media programs are made possible with generous support from Kate Headline in honor of her husband Bill Headline, CNN Washington Bureau Chief from 1983 to 1996.

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