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Cronkite School Hosting Discussion Tonight on How Media Lost Sight of Presidential Election

November 9, 2016

Following the surprise outcome of yesterday’s presidential election, Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication is hosting a special public discussion tonight on how the news media missed the most important political story of a generation.

Cronkite School faculty will take part in “Missing the Story,” a panel discussion on the 2016 presidential election and how polling, new journalistic technologies and a 24/7, multiplatform news cycle could not capture the sentiment of a large portion of the American electorate. The talk starts today at the Cronkite School on ASU’s Downtown Phoenix campus at 7 p.m.

Panelists via video conference will include:

  • Leonard Downie Jr., Weil Family Professor of Journalism, former Washington Post executive editor
  • Andrés Martinez, Cronkite professor of practice, former Los Angeles Times editorial page editor
  • Eric Newton, Cronkite Innovation Chief, former Knight Foundation executive
  • Julia Wallace, Frank Russell Chair, former Cox Media Group executive and Atlanta Journal-Constitution editor-in-chief

The discussion will be moderated by Cronkite School Dean and Arizona PBS CEO Christopher Callahan and will be live streamed online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8XZdPagOrQ and on Facebook at facebook.com/CronkiteSchool.

 

Missing the Story: How the News Media Lost Sight of the Biggest Story of a Lifetime
Nov. 9, 2016 at 7-8 p.m.
First Amendment Forum
Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication
555 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004