As president-elect Joe Biden prepares to lead a deeply divided country, what's next for White House coverage? What can past coverage and recent experiences teach us about envisioning a better future for how journalists cover the president, and how Americans understand the United States?
This program is a partnership between the National Press Club Journalism Institute and the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics at Santa Clara University. Joining us with lessons from their firsthand experiences with the White House press corps are current Politico White House Correspondent Anita Kumar, former White House Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers, and longtime CBS White House Correspondent Bill Plante. The program will be moderated by Subbu Vincent, director of Journalism and Media Ethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics.
Participants will learn:
- What the best White House coverage does well and how to do more of it.
- How to assess newsworthiness in covering the White House and administration, particularly during the pandemic. How do journalists decide what kind of attention to give different White House developments, and what's the impact of those decisions on the country?
- Tips for covering the White House and Biden administration, given lessons from the last four years.