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    Watergate 50 Years Later

    American University professor Joseph Campbell taught a class about the 1972 Watergate scandal and, what he calls, “the myth of heroic journalism.” He argued that the unraveling of the Watergate scandal…

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    Yellow Journalism and the Spanish-American War

    American University Professor W. Joseph Campbell taught a class on myths about , and the lead-up to Spanish-American War at the end of the 19th century. He debunked the tale that William Randolph Hearst…

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    Investigative Journalism and Civil Rights

    Investigative journalist Jerry Mitchell talked about his 30-year career with the Jackson, Mississippi Clarion-Ledger. The MacArthur “genius” grant winner described how he helped put in jail four Klansmen…

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    Press and the Trump Presidency

    Journalists talked about the challenges they have encountered during a Donald Trump presidency that labels news organizations as “fake news.” The panelists also discussed surveys showing…

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    Media Coverage of Lobbying

    Ron Elving, senior Washington editor for NPR News, spoke about the media coverage of lobbing and the relationship between lobbyists and the press. Toics included the relationships of the Obama…

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    25th Anniversary of USA Today

    A panel of veteran journalists discussed the topic, “Reinventing the News Business: 1982 and Today.” USA Today was launched as the first national newspaper on September 15, 1982. Mr.…

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    Behind the Images: Photographers' Views of the First Ladies

    Three photographers who were on the other side of the lens from Betty Ford, Barbara Bush, and Laura Bush recall their days in the White House-and the images that chronicle the lives and…

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    Freedom of Information Act Requests

    Office of Government Information Services officials talked about their experience working with Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. They discussed progress and challenges that…

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    Freedom of Information Day Celebration

    Sue Long received an award from the American University Law School for her career in pushing for governmental transparency. Afterward, she spoke about her experiences and the various…

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    Freedom of Information Act Legislative Outlook

    Staff of the House Government Reform and Oversight and Senate Judiciary Committees talked about compliance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).

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    History of the Freedom of Information Act

    Richard Huff gave the keynote speech at an American University Law School event on transparency and openness in government. He talked about the history of the Freedom of Information Act…

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    Freedom of Information Act Litigation

    Lawyers talked about cases dealing with Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests. They also responded to questions from the audience. This was part of an American University Law School…

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    The Future of In-Depth Journalism

    A panel was held on the future of investigative journalism. Topics included the results of a Washington press corps study, the effects of the declining number of Washington newspaper…

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    The New Presidency and the Press

    A panel discussion was held about the relationship between the press and the presidency and the role of the media in the presidential election. Topics included the role of the media in politics, how…

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    Future of Foreign Correspondence

    Keith Richburg talked about international news coverage. He described his experiences as a foreign reporter in Haiti, the Philippines, Africa, and Afghanistan, saying he had to learn to…

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    The Influence of USA Today

    A panel of former and current USA Today editors discussed the influence of the newspaper on the industry. Topics included USA Today’s design innovations and color, the importance of the…

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    Free Expression and Global Media

    Mr. Rushdie spoke about free expression and freedom of the press. He discussed the problems he has encountered as a result of publishing his book, The Satanic Verses and announced that it…

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    Embedded Journalists

    The panelists talked about the role of “embedded” journalists in the Iraq War. The term refers to the placement of a reporter in a military unit who is free to report on the war action,…

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    Media Coverage of War on Terrorism

    Journalists from various news organizations compared how U.S. and European media outlets covered the War on Terrorism. After their remarks they answered questions from members of the…

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    The Press and the Lobbying Community

    Mr. Birnbaum talked about the relationship between lobbyists and journalists. Among the topics he addressed were public perceptions of lobbyists, how lobbyists and the press influence both…

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