The Press and the Pressure: Political Journalism in 2017

October 24, 2017

By Institute of Politics

The IOP brought together four distinguished journalists for a discussion on political journalism in 2017: John Dickerson, Chief Washington Correspondent, CBS News; Karen Tumulty, IOP Resident Fellow, National Political Correspondent, The Washington PostDan Balz, Chief Correspondent, The Washington Post; and David Maraniss, Associate Editor, The Washington Post.

This event is dedicated to the memory of David S. Broder, a titan of journalism whose career began at the University of Chicago, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in 1947 and a master’s in 1951. Known for his ability to cut through the noise of punditry and spin, Broder framed his campaign coverage by looking beyond the political machine, turning public attention to voters whose voices might otherwise be drowned out. His columns on the Watergate scandal, written the familiar, professorial style that inspired his nickname “Dean of the Press Corps,” earned him the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for commentary. He passed away in 2011, having established a legacy of integrity and professionalism. The IOP is proud to know the Broder family as both benefactors and friends.

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