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Presidential Engagement Programs: Woodward and Bernstein Revisited

How Universities and Nonprofit Newsgathering Organizations Are Filling the Gap in Accountability Journalism Coverage

Thursday, January 23, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

More than 40 years after Watergate, today’s newsrooms find it difficult to conduct in-depth investigations due to time and budget pressures. This growing trend has opened the door for universities with professional journalism programs, like ASU, to fill the gap.

In this presentation, Cronkite Dean Christopher Callahan and Cronkite Professor Leonard Downie Jr., former executive editor of The Washington Post, explore how universities and nonprofits can fill the gap in accountability journalism coverage. From 1972–74, Downie served as The Washington Post’s deputy metro editor, where he helped supervise the paper’s Watergate coverage.

Click here to register to attend this discussion through the ASU Foundation.

First Amendment Forum
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
555 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004