Salon III

Friday, September 9, 2016
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm


This presidential election is unlike any other. We’ve been denied credentials, been shoved, called names, been blamed for everything from being dishonest to making something out of nothing. There’s always been an adversarial role between the press and politicians, but this time feels a little different. What’s the right role for a journalist or commentator these days? Have we gone too far or have we not done enough? And what more can we do to help the American public better understand what’s really going on with our election.

Moderator: John Yang
Panelists: Will Alford, James Blue III, Sally Kohn, Jimmy Williams

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