Covering elections and politicians is part of the job as journalists. Join us Saturday, Feb. 20 for two panels on political coverage. Veteran reporters will share their tips on how to cover everything from local, state to national political races. Also hear from political experts, state lawmakers and former candidates who will share their experience with the media and offer tips on where they believe you can do better on the job.
Topics we will talk about: How to fact-check candidates, how to cover different communities, and learn to go beyond the polls to tell meaningful stories.
10 A.M. – 11:30 a.m. Journalists Covering the Political Beat
Moderator: Ken Molestina, anchor/reporter at CBS11
Richard Ray, Fox 4 News, anchor/reporter
Johanna Suárez, Univision 23 anchor/reporter
Bud Kennedy, Fort Worth Star Telegram, Columnist
11:45 a.m. – 1pm – Politicians, Elections and the Media
Moderator: Jay Torres, reporter at La Estrella
Elizabeth Alvarez-Bingham, Vice Chairman at the Dallas County Republican Party
Roberto Alonzo, Texas State Representative for House District 104 (D-Dallas)
Adryana Boyne, Republican Political Analyst
Free for NAHJ members, $20 for non-members, $10 for non-member students