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Christopher Hitchens  Colin Powell   Kent Conrad and Jim Jones
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
former Sen. Kent Conrad and former Cong. Jim Jones, who chaired the Senate and House Budget Committees, discussed "Budget Politics" for our Fall 2014 Class.


Seminar Speakers, Fall 2014 (25th Anniversary Class)
The Politics & Journalism Semester

Dan Balz Judy Ingram Jason Buscelato
Terry Michael

"Political Reporting:
Past, Present and Future"
Dan Balz,
The Washington Post, dean of national political reporters
and author

"Reporting Federal Election Commission Finance Records"
Judy Ingram,
press officer, FEC , and Jason Bucelato, senior public affairs specialist
"American Political Parties"
Terry Michael, former press secretary,
Democratic National Com.  and exec. dir. of The Politics & Journalism Semester

Nathan Gonzalez

1964 Daisy spot Al Mitchler
"Congressional Party
Committees and Campaigns"
Nathan Gozales,
deputy editor and political analyst, The Rothenberg Political Report
"Strategic Communication
in Campaigns and Governance"

Terry Michael, exec. dir., The Politics & Journalism Semester (click on pic to see the spot)
"Mail and Internet Fund-Raising"
Al Mitchler,former finance dir., Republican Nat. Com. and Nat. Republican Senatorial Com.
Will Marshall Chris Preble Barbara Cochran Carl Chidlow
"America: Indispensable Nation or Power Problem?"
Will Marshall,
president, Progressive Policy Institute, and Christopher Preble, v.p., foreign policy and defense studies, Cato Institute
"Future of Audio-Video News"
Barbara Cochran,
Public Affairs Journalism, Hurley Chair, U. Missouri School of Journalism, former RTDNA president and former CBS Washington bureau chief
"Major Donor Fund-Raising"
Carl Chidlow, former finance director, Democratic National Committee
Democrat and GOP Balloons
2012 GOP primary debates
Kevin Madden
"Politics: A Class Discussion"
A discussion of political current events.
"Presidential Politics:
Running for the Nomination"

Terry Michael, dir. of commun., 1988 Simon for President--see his paper on Presidential Nominating Process
"Running Presidential Campaigns"
Kevin Madden, press secretary, 2008 Romney campaign and senior advisor Romney 2012
Romney and Obama 2012
Jonathan Rauch bok
Julie Stewart
"Presidential Politics:
Facing Voters in November"

Terry Michael, exec. dir., The Politics & Journalism Semester--see his "Why Political Journalism Fails..."
"Interest Group Politics"
Terry Michael, director, Politics & Journalism Semester...thanks to Jonathan Rauch, for his informing book "Government's End"

"Politics of Criminalizing
Drug Use and Sale "

Julie Stewart, founder and president, Families Against Mandatory Minimums

Coolidge and Bush
Gene Healy
G. Evans Witt
"Presidential Leadership"
Terry Michael, director, The Politics & Journalism Semester (suggested reading: Cult of the Presidency by Gene Healy)
"Cult of the Presidency"
Gene Healy, vice president , Cato Institute, author, "The Cult of the Presidency"
"Political Polling and Research"
G. Evans Witt, CEO, Princeton Survey Research and co-author "Journalist's Guide to Polls"
Anita Dunn Mike McCurry
Kent Conrad and Jim Jones
"Paid Media in Campaigns"
Anita Dunn, managing director, SKDKnickerbocker, Democratic consultants, and former White House communications director and senior Obama advisor
"White House News-Making"
Mike McCurry, Clinton White House press secretary and chief State Dept. spokesman
"Budget Politics"
Hon. Kent Conrad and Hon. Jim Jones, former chairmen, Senate and House Budget Committees
Michael Barone
Tom Rosenstiel
 
"Immigration Politics and Policy"
Michael Barone,
author of "Shaping Our Nation: How Surges of Migration Transformed America and Its Politics"
"The Future of News"
Tom Rosenstiel, executive director, American Press Institute, co-author, The Elements of Journalism
 



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