October 22, 2010

Political journalism conference in D.C. for college students

The Institute on Political Journalism presents:
“Post Election Reflections: Covering the Campaign of 2010”
A Conference for College Journalists


When: November 5 & 6, 2010
Where: Washington, DC

What: The elections of 2010 are less than two weeks away! These elections will be one of the most pivotal in decades. The future direction of the Obama Administration, the role and makeup of Congress, and critical policy questions all hang in the balance. What better place than Washington , DC for college journalists to gather and reflect and analyze the results of the elections?

Post Election Reflections: Covering the Campaign of 2010 will feature reporters fresh off the campaign trail, seasoned political pundits and observers, along with veterans of the Washington Press Corps.

Confirmed speakers include:

* Charlie Mahtesian, National Politics Editor, POLITICO
* Jon Decker, White House Correspondent, Reuters Television
* Richard Benedetto, White House Reporter, USA TODAY (ret)
* Tricia Miller, Politics Reporter, Roll Call
* Jessica Taylor, POLITICO
* David Weigel, Slate Magazine

Panel topics will include:

* Campaign Overview: Winners & losers
* On the Road with the Candidates: Journalists’ tales from the campaign trail
* The New Political Landscape - What it all means for the President, Democrats & Republicans
* Campaign Press Operations - How candidates seek to influence the press
* Roundtable Discussion - What is the real role of a journalist?
* All the news that’s fit to tweet - How Social Media is changing journalism
* Get a Job! – How to land that first journalism Job

Tours of the Capitol grounds and the Newseum are also planned.

Costs and Registration
The registration is $50 per person. Hotel accommodations are available for a special* discounted rate of $75 per room per r night. Registration costs include dinner on Friday night and breakfast and lunch on Saturday.

*To get this rate you must book your room directly with the Institute on Political Journalism.

See conference schedule below.
To register contact: Joe Starrs, Institute on Political Journalism Director, at jstarrs@tfas.org or 1.800.741.6964.

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