Media & Politics conference draws large crowd, sparks important conversations

Media & Politics conference draws large crowd, sparks important conversations

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 10:30am
Gus Hurwitz
Gus Hurwitz, assistant professor and co-director of the Space, Cyber & Telecom Law Program at the UNL College of Law, discusses the different between public and private information. (Photo by Emily Case).

by Molly Chapple

The College of Journalism and Mass Communications hosted a daylong discussion on how journalists can effectively cover the news during the Trump administration.

"The Media and Politics symposium delved into issues of the presidency and the media, spanning a historical overview of the relationship between the White House and the press to discussion of law, access, the appropriation of the Trump image for international advertising campaigns, and even computer-generated stories,” said Dean Maria Marron. “Feedback has been very positive about the event.”

The event, “Media & Politics: President Trump and Journalism” was held on Nov. 10 and featured speakers from national media outlets Chartbeat, ABC news and POLITICO as well as researchers and educators from the University of Nebraska. The event drew a large crowd from both the University community and the public at large. Highlight tweets from the event can be found at http://ow.ly/CkK130gzXmV.