Former Jerusalem Post editor to speak in Kiva

Rabab Al-Sharif

Carl Schrag, the former editor of The Jerusalem Post, Israel’s largest English language newspaper, will speak at 7:30 p.m. in the Kiva to talk about media bias in the Middle East.

His talk, “Media Bias: What’s the True Story?” will aim to show people how to be a smart consumer of Middle East reporting.

Char Nance, development director of Hillel, said Schrag has the professional credentials to be a credible source on the issue.

“He’s a very educated professional in the field,” she said. “We’re very fortunate to be able to bring him here because he’s a very well respected journalist and educator.”

The event, which is part of the Israel advocacy series “Dateline: Israel,” is free and open to the public.

Dateline: Israel is a multi-part program to provide in-depth content and tools for journalism and political science students and the greater Kent State campus community.

The event is co-sponsored by Hillel, Undergraduate Student Government, the Israel on Campus Coalition, the Kent State Jewish Studies Program, the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Cleveland Jewish News.

— Rabab Al-Sharif