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    Ethics and Journalism

    As part of an event honoring Clay Felker, the panelists, moderated by Mr. Schell, discussed the ethics of journalism in a fragmenting media culture, and the media’s responsibility as “watchdogs”…

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    Oval Office Historical Perspective

    Various officials from previous administrations discussed their memories of the Oval Office.

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    Oval Office Historical Perspective

    The Oval Office was discussed from an historical perspective. Several clips were shown to depict the changes that the Oval Office has gone through. The Oval Office was first designed at the turn…

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    Becoming a Journalist

    Moderated by Mr. Dionne, the closing plenary session consisted of panel members discussing the topic, “Why Becoming a Journalist Matters.” Topics included many stories of their experiences,…

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    Book Discussion on Watchdogs of Democracy

    Helen Thomas talked about her book Watchdogs of Democracy?: The Waning Washington Press Corps and How It Has Failed the Public, published by Scribner. In her book, Washington Press Corps member Helen Thomas…

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    Political History of the Willard Hotel

    The panelists discussed events that helped shape the history and solidify the legacy of this American landmark. The term “lobbyist” originated from business conducted at the Willard Hotel and its…

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    Politics and the Media

    A panel discussion was held on politics and the media, moderated by Mr. Milewski. Topics included the relationship between media, government and politics, how press coverage of government…

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    Personal Recollections of the Civil Rights Movement

    Veteran journalists spoke about their personal experiences as reporters and activists during the civil rights movements, and particularly the reception to the movement in the South.…

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