Reflections on National Campaign Coverage: Challenges and Opportunities in the 2016 Presidential Race

May 04, 2016
04:00 pm - 05:00 pm PDT
By Educator Innovator

Join the News Literacy Project for a special conversation with national political reporters Matea Gold and Abby Phillip from The Washington Post. Matea and Abby offered their insights on some examples of rumors and misinformation in the 2016 campaign, discussed the competing issues and agendas they must navigate in their reporting, and described the active role young people can play as consumers and creators of news and information about political issues. This hangout was part of a special series on “Building News Literacy, Critical Media Skills, and Political Awareness Today” produced in connection to Letters to the Next President 2.0. It was also co-streamed at

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During the broadcast, the conversation also took place on Twitter using the hashtags #2nextprez and #connectedlearning.

Guests for this webinar included:

  • Peter Adams (host), Senior Vice President of Educational Programs at the News Literacy Project
  • Matea Gold, National Political Reporter for the Washington Post, covering money and influence
  • Abby Phillip, National Political Reporter at The Washington Post

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