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SCM Colloquium Series: A Discussion with Steven Brill on Healthcare, Education, and ‘Trump University’

March 30, 2016, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location University Hall - 1030
SponsorSchool of Communication and Media, College of the ArtsMore Information InSchool of Communication and Media
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Steven Brill will discuss his career as a media entrepreneur and journalist and his recent examination of Donald Trump’s business dealings.Brill founded Court TV (now TruTV) in 1989 and the network launched on July 1, 1991. He signed on as a contributing editor for Newsweek in November, 2001. In 2009, Brill and two other media executives created Journalism Online to help newspapers and magazines charge for online access.The company now has more than 400 newspapers, magazines and online-only websites using its Press+ service to charge for digital content.

Brill is the author of "America's Bitter Pill: Money, Politics, Backroom Deals, and the Fight to Fix Our Broken Healthcare System" (January 5, 2015). The book became a best seller within a week of its release. Brill's latest work, "America’s Most Admired Law Breaker," is a 15-part serial documentary examining Johnson & Johnson's 20-year practice of illegally marketing a powerful drug, Risperdal, to children and the elderly, while concealing the side effects and earning billions of dollars in profit. It was published on September 15, 2015, on The Huffington Post Highline.