Dalton Camp Lecture in Journalism – “Reporting on Trump and the Truth” by Daniel Dale, Toronto Star
Award-winning journalist Daniel Dale will deliver this year's Dalton Camp Lecture in Journalism at St. Thomas University. The lecture will take place on Thursday, March 21 at 7:30 pm in the Kinsella Auditorium.
Dale reports on President Donald Trump and American politics as the Washington bureau chief for the Toronto Star. Known for his fact-checking of every statement Trump has made as president, he appears frequently on MSNBC, CNN, and Canadian television and radio stations. Before his move to Washington in 2015, he covered scandal-plagued Toronto Mayor Rob Ford as a city hall reporter and bureau chief from 2010 to 2014. The U.S. website Politico named Dale one of its "breakout media stars" of the 2016 presidential election.
In his lecture, Dale will offer a personal account of his reporting on Toronto Mayor Rob Ford and U.S. President Donald Trump. He will talk about his effort to hold Trump accountable for his false claims (and why it's not a hopeless task), what he has learned about Trump's voters and America from his travels around the country, what he thinks the mainstream media is still getting wrong in covering this president, and how journalists in the U.S. and Canada can learn from the Trump and Ford eras.
Dale has won a National Newspaper Award for short features and two Goff Penny Awards for Canada's best young journalist. He is a native of Thornhill, Ontario, and a graduate of York University's Schulich School of Business.