This is real.
Former CNN anchor and host of the now-canceled Reliable Sources Brian Stelter will discuss “threats to democracy” as a Harvard fellow; he will join the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy for a series of discussions.
“These discussions with media leaders, policymakers, politicians, and Kennedy School students, fellows, and faculty will help deepen public and scholarly understanding about the current state of the information ecosystem and its impacts on democratic governance,” the school said in an announcement.
“Brian Stelter is a nationally recognized media reporter and expert on the state of journalism and its wide-reaching implications for society and governance. Until August 2022 he was the anchor of Reliable Sources, which examined the week’s top media stories every Sunday on CNN, and the chief media correspondent for CNN Worldwide,” the announcement added.
From The Hill:
Stelter parted ways with CNN in August as his long-running Sunday show focused on the news media was canceled by new network President Chris Licht.
A polarizing media personality who often took heavy criticism from the political right for his comments about former President Trump and conservative media outlets, Stelter was previously a media reporter at The New York Times before joining CNN.
— The Hill (@thehill) September 12, 2022