Post Election Reflections Conference for College Journalists: Discount Deadline Today

October 15, 2010 | By Lauren Hart

October 15, 2010, Arlington, VA— Today marks the deadline for receiving a discount for college journalists interested in the Washington, D.C. November 5th and 6th  conference called “Post Election Reflections: Covering the Campaign of 2010.”

The 2010 elections will be one of the most pivotal and exciting in decades. The future direction of the Obama Administration, the role and makeup of Congress, and critical policy questions all hang in the balance. Post Election Reflections: Covering the Campaign of 2010 will feature reporters fresh off the campaign trail, seasoned political pundits and observers, along with veterans of the Washington Press Corps.

Confirmed speakers include:
•    Jim VandeHei, Executive Editor and Co-Founder, POLITICO
•    Fred Barnes, Executive Editor, The Weekly Standard
•    Richard Benedetto, White House Reporter, USA TODAY (ret)
•    Tricia Miller, Politics Reporter, Roll Call
•    Jessica Taylor, POLITICO
•    Tim Carney, The Washington Examiner

Panel topics will include:
•    Campaign Overview: Winners & losers
•    On the Road with the Candidates: Journalists’ tales from the campaign trail
•    The New Political Landscape: What it all means for the President, Democrats & Republicans
•    Campaign Press Operations: How candidates seek to influence the press
•    The K Street Connection: Lobbying and the campaigns
•    Roundtable Discussion: What is the real role of a journalist?
•    Mock Press Conference

Tours of the Capitol grounds and the Newseum are also planned.

Costs and Registration
The early registration of $90 per person will be available until today, October 15. After this date, the registration rate will be $115 per person. Hotel accommodations are available for a discounted rate of $139 per night. Registration costs include dinner on Friday night and breakfast and lunch on Saturday.

For a schedule of events and further details on the conference and to complete registration form, please visit www.DCinternships.org/IPJconf.

Questions may be directed to Joe Starrs, Institute on Political Journalism Director, at jstarrs@tfas.org or 1.800.741.6964.

The Leadership Institute’s mission is to increase the number and effectiveness of conservative activists and leaders in the public policy process. To accomplish this mission, the Institute identifies, recruits, trains, and places conservatives in government, politics, and the media.  LI has trained more than 90,000 people since its founding in 1979 and currently offers 40 program courses. For more information on the Leadership Institute, please visit: http://www.leadershipinstitute.org

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