White House Postmortem

This Friday, December 18, on the eve of a new Presidential administration, the fourth estate will host an online postmortem on coverage of the Trump White House  – and a discussion on how journalists should cover future presidents.

What’s next for White House coverage?, from Santa Clara University’s Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and the National Press Club Journalism Institute, will examine best practices and steps journalists can take to adapt to a new information environment.

Topics on the 1 pm ET panel will include:

  • “How to assess newsworthiness in covering the White House and administration, particularly during the pandemic.”
  • “How do journalists decide what kind of attention to give different White House developments, and what’s the impact of those decisions on the country?”
  • “Tips for covering the White House and Biden administration, given lessons from the last four years.”

Guests will include Anita Kumar, White House correspondent and associate editor, Politico; Dee Dee Myers, former White House press secretary for President Bill Clinton;  and Bill Plante, retired CBS News White House correspondent.

Subbu Vincent, director of journalism and media ethics, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University, will moderate.

To register for the free Zoom event, visit pressclubinstitute.org.

(Top image source: AgnosticPreachersKid on Wikimedia Commons)

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