NOTE: This webinar includes Spanish and Arabic interpretation.
The United States election is just over a month away and the stakes are enormous. The campaign takes place amid the worst pandemic in a century, the most acute economic crisis since the Depression, growing inequality and anti-racist protests. At the same time, the news media is under sustained attack.
US actions and policies at home and abroad affect people’s lives around the world. The outcome of the election will have global impact. In this GIJN webinar, the first of two focusing on the US Election, we bring together three American journalists who are digging into American politics to find out what’s at stake and what journalists need to investigate.
David Cay Johnston is an investigative journalist specializing in economics and tax issues, and is the winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Beat Reporting. He is the founder of DCReport.org, a nonprofit news service reporting on the President and Congress, and the author of a number of books, including two on Donald Trump. The Making of Donald Trump (2016) and It's Even Worse Than You Think: What the Trump Administration is Doing to America (2018).
Sarah Blaskey is an investigative reporter and data specialist at the Miami Herald. She is co-author, along with colleagues Nicholas Nehamas and Caitlin Ostroff, of The Grifter's Club: Trump, Mar-A-Lago, and the Selling of the Presidency, a book on how Trump conducts government business from his Palm Beach club, Mar-a-Lago. For the book, all three journalists were named finalists for the 2020 Livingston Award for Excellence in National Reporting.
Kat Stafford is the national race and ethnicity writer at The Associated Press, covering the 2020 election and how race intersects with society, culture, politics, health and more. Previously Stafford was an investigative journalist at the Detroit Free Press. She was named a 2019 Ida B. Wells Investigative Fellow.