Tuesday, February 18, 2020 from 6:30 PM to 7:45 PM EST
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The Colony Palm Beach Pavilion Room 
155 Hammon Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480

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Celeste Simon 
World Affairs Council of Palm Beach 

Mainstream Media Today: Fake News Does It Exist and Why?

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

The Colony Palm Beach Pavilion Room 
155 Hammon AvenuePalm Beach, FL 33480  
6:00 p.m. – Registration & Social
6:30 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Speaker Presentation

Roger L. Simon will discuss the media and its significance in today’s society  

Speaker Profile:

Roger Lichtenberg Simon (born November 22, 1943) is an American novelist and Academy Award-nominated screenwriter. He was formerly CEO of PJ Media (formerly known as Pajamas Media) and is now its CEO Emeritus. He is the author of ten novels, including the Moses Wine detective series, seven produced screenplays and two non-fiction books. He has served as president of the West Coast branch of PEN, a member of the Board of Directors of the Writers Guild of America, and was on the faculty of the American Film Institute and the Sundance Institute.[1] His many journalistic articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, Commentary, Real Clear Politics and City Journal, among others. Mr. Simon has also been a Hoover Institute Media Fellow.

Simon served as CEO of PJ Media until 2013 and is currently its CEO Emeritus. PJ Media is a media company and operator of an eponymous opinion and commentary website. Founded in 2004,it was originally intended as a forum "with the intention of... aggregating blogs to increase corporate advertising and creating our own professional news service" but now includes an online television service, PJTV, as well. PJ Media's name, formerly Pajamas Media, is derived from a dismissive comment made by former news executive vice-president Jonathan Klein of CBS during the Killian documents affair involving then-CBS anchorman Dan Rather in the fall of 2004: "You couldn't have a starker contrast between the multiple layers of checks and balances at 60 Minutes and a guy sitting in his living room in his pajamas". PJ Media was sold to Salem Communications in March 2019. Simon continues his affiliation with the company as co-founder and CEO Emeritus.
 He holds a BA from Dartmouth College and an MFA Yale University.

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