Good Night & Good Luck: Media in Election Years


John Avlon

The Daily Beast

David Fahrenthold

The Washington Post

Jo Miller

Full Frontal With Samantha Bee TBS

What was it like covering the most bombastic presidential race of all time? An election in which a presidential candidate (Trump) actually blacklisted media critical of his campaign, as publications retaliated by blocking campaign ads, elevating the fact-checking process and combatting the rise of fake news? In this session, hear from top journalism companies about breaking the biggest stories, the greatest reporting challenges during the 2016 election and what the media does now – facing their very own Ed Murrow moment – to move forward in a hostile media age.

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Format: Panel
Event Type: Session
Track: Journalism
Level: Intermediate