Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications has teamed up with The Arizona Republic to present “Politics and the Press,” the first in a series of community conversations designed to bring depth and context to topics of interest to Arizonans.
The Feb. 1 event will feature USA TODAY Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page, who will discuss the nine presidential campaigns she has covered. Her talk is titled “After Nine Presidential Campaigns: Don’t Miss the Bus and Other Lessons Learned.”
Also featured are Cronkite professor and vice president-at-large of The Washington Post Leonard Downie Jr.; 12 News anchor Brahm Resnik; Republic columnists E.J. Montini and Laurie Roberts; Republic political cartoonist Steve Benson; and columnist Robert Robb, who will engage former U.S. Senator and Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl in a conversation about political coverage.
The day-long event will be held at the Cronkite School’s state-of-the-art journalism facility on the ASU Downtown campus, and participants also will have the opportunity to watch a taping of “Sunday Square-off” at Republic Media, home of The Arizona Republic, 12 News and azcentral.com, located near the school. The event will open with a continental breakfast and close with a reception at the Cronkite School.
“Community Conversations” is designed to add depth and insight into topics of interest to the community, providing members of the public the opportunity to hear from journalists and public figures. Sessions will be interactive and will include panels, interviews and question-and-answer sessions.
Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged.
Proceeds will benefit the education and training of student and professional journalists.