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Dan Balz

Dan Balz answered questions from Purdue University students visiting Washington, D.C., for a seminar designed to study media and politics. He discussed… read more

Dan Balz answered questions from Purdue University students visiting Washington, D.C., for a seminar designed to study media and politics. He discussed the transformation of the newspaper business during his career. He told the students that reporters and news people are posting online, in print, and producing video, on a round- the-clock basis. He revealed the challenges reporters face in sorting out newsworthy stories versus trivial information. He said that Twitter and Facebook are now the primary news source for anyone covering politics as a reporter. He reminisced about growing up in Illinois, and his decision to pursue journalism. He discussed 2012 presidential campaign issues such as campaign financing and health care legislation,.

Dan Balz has been a correspondent for the Washington Post since 1978. He has co-authored two books and is currently working on his third. He has bachelor’s and master’s communications degrees from the University of Illinois. close

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  • Collision 2012
    Dan Balz, James Silberman (Editor)
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  • The Battle for America
    Dan Balz, Haynes Johnson
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Q&A with Dan Balz

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Program ID:
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 24, 2012 | 8:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Aug 06, 2012 | 6:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

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