The Fifth Estate
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Journalist, author and acknowledged expert in American right-wing extremism David Neiwert talks to Sally Warhaft in an intimate discussion on journalism, media and politics in the context of the alt-right in Trump’s America.
Presented in partnership with Melbourne Writers Festival.
David Neiwert is a veteran investigative journalist based in Seattle. He is the Pacific Northwest correspondent for the Southern Poverty Law Center. He is the author of several books, including his most recent book Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump.
Sally Warhaft is a Melbourne broadcaster, anthropologist and writer and the host of the Wheeler Centre’s live journalism series, the Fifth Estate, now in its sixth year. She is a former editor of the Monthly magazine and the author of the bestselling book Well May We Say: The Speeches that Made Australia.
Sally Warhaft has been the Wheeler Centre’s in-house news anchor since 2012. In 2018 – over 100 episodes in – the anthropologist, broadcaster and intrepid interviewer’s fortnightly live series continues, as she responds to the most important debates of the day and reignites stories that have fallen off the front pages.
Every second Tuesday, Sally hosts a dizzying array of guests from the worlds of politics, culture, international relations and beyond, in a witty and revealing analysis of current affairs. It’s an event series and a live podcast taping rolled into one. Topical guests are announced in the weeks prior to events: keep an eye on our website (or in the Wheeler Weekly) for updates.
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