University of Arizona Campus  •  March 14 -15, 2020  •  9:30am to 5:30pm

Trumping Social Media

Washington journalists Tim Alberta, Major Garrett, Philip Rucker and James Poniewozik explore how modern media has shaped our new political world. As Poniewozik says, Donald Trump hasn't changed—the media has!

Tim Alberta

A masterwork of political reporting, long-established journalist Tim Alberta's "American Carnage: On the Front Lines of the Republican Civil War and the Rise of President Trump" is an essential read. lAlberta, with 10 years of experience covering Congress, imparts a nuanced, detailed picture of how Donald Trump triumphed in 2016, leaving readers to ponder what that victory means for a polarized electorate in 2020....


Major Garrett

Major Garrett has been a fixture in executive branch reporting for 17 years, serving as a White House correspondent for three news outlets during the last four administrations. He has been the CBS News chief White House correspondent since 2012, and is a substitute anchor of Face the Nation....

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James Poniewozik

James Poniewozik is the chief television critic for The New York Times. He joined The Times on Sept. 8, 2015, and that same night wrote an overnight review of Stephen Colbert’s debut on The Late Show....


Philip Rucker

Philip Rucker is the White House bureau chief for The Washington Post and is a political analyst for NBC News and MSNBC. He received a Pulitzer Prize in 2018 for coverage of Russian interference. His new book is "A Very Stable Genius: Donald J....


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