A panel of journalists will discuss the November presidential election Oct. 25 at Gettysburg College.
The 7:30 p.m. discussion, “Assessing the 2012 Election: A View from the Media,” will take place in the College Union Building’s Ballroom, located on West Lincoln Avenue. The event is free and open to the public.
Carl Cannon of RealClearPolitics will moderate the panel. Panelists include Howard Fineman of The Huffington Post, Christi Parsons of the Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times and Lynn Sweet of the Chicago Sun-Times.
Cannon is the Washington, D.C. editor of RealClearPolitics. He is a past recipient of the Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prize for Distinguished Reporting and the Aldo Beckman Award. Previous positions include executive editor of PoliticsDaily.com, D.C. bureau chief for Reader's Digest and White House correspondent for both the Baltimore Sun and National Journal. He was a 2007 fellow-in-residence at Harvard University's Institute of Politics, a past president of the White House Correspondents’ Association and is a published author.
Fineman is editorial director of the Huffington Post Media Group. He was previously Newsweek’s chief political correspondent, senior editor and deputy Washington, D.C. bureau chief. An award-winning writer, Fineman also is an NBC News analyst, contributing reports to the network and its cable affiliate MSNBC. Fineman’s work has also appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post and The New Republic. He authored his first book in 2008, The Thirteen American Arguments: Enduring Debates That Define and Inspire Our Country.
Parsons is White House correspondent for the Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times and six other papers of the Tribune Company’s Washington, D.C. bureau. She has covered Pres. Barack Obama since 1997, when he was a member of the Illinois Senate. Parsons has covered city, state and national politics for the Tribune. She covered the rise and fall of two Illinois governors, George Ryan and Rod Blagojevich. After moving to Washington in 2006, she wrote about Congress before going on the road to cover the presidential campaign.
Sweet is the Chicago Sun-Times Washington, D.C. bureau chief. She is a regular guest on television and radio news shows. Sweet was a fellow at Harvard’s Institute of Politics in the Kennedy School of Government in the spring of 2004 and was inducted into Northwestern University’s Medill Hall of Achievement and the Chicago Journalism Hall of Fame in 2007. Washingtonian Magazine named Sweet one of the capital’s “50 Top Journalists” in 2009.
Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and scienceswith a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.
Contact: Nikki Rhoads, senior assistant director of communications, 717.337.6803Posted: Mon, 22 Oct 2012
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