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

The President and the Media

Love him or loathe him, it is obvious the President has maximized the use of modern media to help shape his message. In this session, journalists Carol Leonnig, Anne Nelson and James Poniewozik will explore how we got where we are today.

Carol Leonnig

Carol Leonnig, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter, has worked at The Washington Post since 2000. Leonnig and is an on-air contributor to NBC News and MSNBC. Her new book is "A Very Stable Genius"....

Anne Nelson

Anne Nelson has received a Livingston Award for her journalism and a Guggenheim Fellowship for her historical research. A graduate of Yale University, she has taught at Columbia University for over two decades, first at the School of Journalism and then at the School of International and Public Affairs....

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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....


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Tucson Medical Center

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Friends of the Festival
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