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Christopher Hitchens  Colin Powell   Leonard Downie, Jr.
The late author and essayist Christopher Hitchens began our Winter/Spring 2008 seminar series, critiquing political journalism (click his picture for video); Gen. Colin Powell spoke about media and foreign policy for our Fall 2008 Class; and Leonard Downie, former executive editor of The Washington Post discussed "Political Journalism: Past, Present and Future" with our Fall 2012 Class.


Seminar Speakers, Winter/Spring 2014
The Politics & Journalism Semester

Judy Ingram and Patricia Klein Young
Nathan Gonzalez
Debbie LeHardy

"Reporting Federal Election Commission Finance Records"
Judy Ingram,
press officer, FEC , and Patricia Klein Young, assistant dir., public disclosure

"Congressional Party Committees and Campaigns"
Nathan Gozales,
deputy editor and political analyst, The Rothenberg Political Report
"Major Donor Fund-Raising"
Debbie LeHardy, former deputy finance director, Republican Nat. Com.
Terry Michael
Al Mitchler
2012 GOP debates
"American Political Parties"
Terry Michael, former press secretary,
Democratic National Com.  and exec. dir. of The Politics & Journalism Semester
"Mail and Internet Fund-Raising"
Al Mitchler,former finance dir., Republican Nat. Com. and Nat. Republican Senatorial Com.
"Presidential Politics:
Running for the Nomination"

Terry Michael, dir. of commun., 1988 Simon for President--see his paper on Presidential Nominating Process
Michelle Jaconi
2012 Obama Romney debate
Democrat Donkey and GOP Elephant
"Multi-Platform Journalism"
Michelle Jaconi, executive producer CNN and co-author CNN's "Gut Check" (alumna of The Politics & Journalism Semester)
"Presidential Politics:
Facing Voters in November"

Terry Michael, exec. dir., The Politics & Journalism Semester--see his "Why Political Journalism Fails..."

"Politics: A Class Discussion"
A discussion of political current events.

Jon Margolis
1964 Daisy Spot
Jonathan Rauch's "Government's End"
"Covering Modern
Presidential Campaigns "

Jon Margolis,
former political correspondent, Chicago Tribune; author, Last Innocent Year: America In 1964
"Strategic Communication
in Campaigns and Governance"

Terry Michael, exec. dir., The Politics & Journalism Semester (click on pic to see the spot)
"Interest Group Politics"
Terry Michael, director, Politics & Journalism Semester...thanks to Jonathan Rauch, for his informing book "Government's End"
David Keating
Curt Gans
Ed Brookover
"Political Speech
and Campaign Finance "

David Keating, president, Center for Competitive Politics
"Voting in America"
Curtis Gans, director, Center for
Study of the American Electorate
"Paid Media in Campaigns"
Ed Brookover, Greener and Hook, (Republican media consultants)
Calvin Cooldige and George Bush
Democrat Donkey and GOP Elephant
Keith Stroup
"Presidential Leadership"
Terry Michael, director, The Politics & Journalism Semester (suggested reading: Cult of the Presidency by Gene Healy)
"Politics: A Class Discussion"
A discussion of political current events.
"Drug War Politics"
Keith Stroup, founder, NORML - Nat. Org. for the Reform of Marijuana Laws
Shelby Steele and Jim Sleeper books
Dante Chinni
U.S. Capitol
"Racial & Group Identity Politics"
Class discussion. Book links:
Content and Liberal Racism
"Beyond Red and Blue"
Dante Chinni, author, "Our Patchwork Nation" (and alumnus of The Politics & Journalism Semester)
"Congress: Party, Politics, Policy"
Terry Michael, director, The Politics & Journalism Semester
George Condon
Bill of Rights
Eleanor Clift and WS2014 Class

"Political Reporting,
Past, Present and Future
"
George Condon, White House correspondent, National Journal

"The State of Our
Political Process, Parties,
Press and Leadership"

Terry Michael, director, The Politics & Journalism Semester
"Class Farewell Lunch"
Eleanor Clift, columnist for The Daily Beast and long-time Newsweek correspondent, joined Will, Lalita and Siobhan for a farewell lunch



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