In the year since his inauguration, President Trump has presented unique challenges to the journalists tasked with covering the White House. Whether by disputing accounts of the crowd size at his inauguration or spreading misinformation about alleged voter fraud, the president has maintained what could be described as an antagonistic relationship to the press – calling members of the media “the most dishonest beings on earth." To what extent does this dynamic differ from that of previous administrations? How have reporters at the White House adjusted to the changes? What challenges have yet to be addressed?
Join the IOP as we welcome a panel of distinguished journalists to discuss the first year of covering the Trump administration:
Dana Bash, Chief Political Correspondent for CNN
McKay Coppins, author and staff writer for The Atlantic, Visiting Pritzker Fellow at the IOP for the Winter 2018 quarter
Julie Pace, Washington Bureau Chief for the Associated Press
Philip Rucker, White House Bureau Chief for The Washington Post
This conversation will be moderated by CNN political analyst David Gregory.