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Community Conversations: Sen. John Kyl

"Politics and the Press"

Friday, February 1, 2013 - 8:30am to 5:00pm

Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism 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 former U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl being interviewed by Republic columnist Robert Robb. Other speakers include USA Today Washington Bureau Chief Susan Page; Cronkite professor and former Washington Post Executive Editor Leonard Downie Jr; 12 News anchor Brahm Resnik; Republic columnists E.J. Montini and Laurie Roberts, and Republic cartoonist Steve Benson.

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. The day opens with a continental breakfast and concludes with a reception that features The Associated Press exhibit “The American President,” a display of iconic and Pulitzer Prize-winning moments in the presidency, as captured by AP photographers. These include a shot of Dwight D. Eisenhower after the Bay of Pigs invasion, a photo by Ron Edmonds that captured the 1981 attempt to assassinate Ronald Reagan and a well-known photo of John F. Kennedy taken by Paul Vathis. More than 80 photos make up the display.

The cost for the event is $150. Space is limited, so early registration is encouraged.

Register online: www.regonline.com/conversations

Proceeds will benefit the education and training of student and professional journalists.

A second “Community Conversations on sports and the media is planned for March.

Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Cronkite Theater
555 North Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004