CronkiteLIVE: Schatt Lecture — Covering the campaigns in the age of misinformation/disinformation

Date and Time:

Tuesday, April 16, Noon - 1 p.m.


First Amendment Forum, second floor
555. N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85004
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The political director and two political reporters from The Associated Press discuss the challenges of covering politics and campaigns in the current era. How have they reinvented the ways they cover campaigns and candidates? What predictions do these journalists have for the campaigns and upcoming elections? 

On the Panel:

Jonathan J. Cooper covers national politics for The Associated Press, focused on Arizona and the Southwest, as well as third-party presidential candidates. He returned to Phoenix, where he grew up, in 2019 after stints covering state politics from AP bureaus in Sacramento, California and Salem, Oregon. He has also covered wildfires, mass shootings and other mayhem both natural and manmade. He joined the AP as an intern in the Phoenix bureau in 2009 after graduating from Arizona State University.

Michelle L. Price is a national political reporter with The Associated Press, covering the 2024 presidential campaign with a focus on Donald Trump. Before joining AP’s national political team, she covered politics in New York City and New York state. Previously, she was a reporter in Las Vegas covering politics and government and the aftermath of the 2017 mass shooting. She also covered politics and government, wildfires, courts and other news in Utah and Arizona the AP. Price is a Phoenix native and a 2010 graduate of Arizona State University. 

Steven Sloan is the deputy Washington bureau chief and political director at the Associated Press. He oversees coverage of national politics, elections and democracy. He joined the AP from CNN, where he was the director of enterprise reporting in the Washington bureau. He also helped manage the network’s digital coverage of politics during the 2016 campaign. Sloan was previously the congressional editor at Politico and a reporter at Bloomberg News. He grew up in Atlanta and is a graduate of Georgia State University.

Moderated by Dr. Joseph Russomanno, ASU Cronkite School.

A catered, gourmet boxed lunch will be served.

Join us for an enlightening conversation at the bi-annual Paul J. Schatt Memorial Lecture. The Cronkite School started the Schatt lecture series in 2007 in memory of former Arizona Republic reporter, editor and columnist Paul J. Schatt, who taught public affairs reporting to Cronkite students for more than 30 years. The series in his name is supported by the Paul J. Schatt Lecture Series Endowment, established by Paul’s family and the Cronkite School. 


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