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Saturday, September 23

8:30am CDT

The White House and the Press
How the relationship between the two has evolved

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Karen Tumulty

National Political Correspondent for The Washington Post
Tumulty covers national politics for The Washington Post, where she has been since 2010. She previously served as national political correspondent for TIME Magazine, where she spent 15 years writing or co-writing more than three-dozen cover stories. Tumulty also worked for the Los... Read More →

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Josh Earnest

Former Press Secretary for President Barack Obama
Earnest served as President Obama’s press secretary from 2014 to 2017, after serving as principal deputy White House press secretary and chief of staff to Jay Carney. He joined the Obama presidential campaign in 2007 as Iowa communications director and later served as White House... Read More →
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Kevin Madden

Former Senior Advisor and Spokesman for Mitt Romney’s Presidential Campaign
Madden is a CNN political commentator and a nationally recognized communications strategist, having served as a senior counselor to numerous top leaders in both the public and private sectors over the last 15 years. Most recently, Madden served as a senior adviser to and spokesman... Read More →
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Jennifer Palmieri

Former White House Communications Director for President Barack Obama
Palmieri served as communications director for President Obama from 2011 to 2015. Previously, she served as president of the Center for American Progress Action fund. Palmieri also served as director of communications for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and as national... Read More →

Saturday September 23, 2017 8:30am - 9:30am CDT
AT&T Center, Amphitheater 204

9:50am CDT

Accountability Journalism Now
Keeping an eye on powerful people — in office and out — has never been more necessary

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Jill Abramson

Former Executive Editor of The New York Times
Abramson is an author and senior lecturer at Harvard University. She served as executive editor of the Times from 2011 to 2015 and was the first woman to serve as executive editor, managing editor and Washington Bureau Chief. Previously, Abramson served as deputy Washington bureau... Read More →

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Amy Chozick

National Political Reporter for the New York Times
Chozick was the Times’ lead reporter covering Hillary Clinton and the Clinton presidential campaign since 2013. Prior to joining the Times, she served as a political reporter for the Wall Street Journal and covered both the Clinton and Obama presidential campaigns in 2008. Chozick... Read More →
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David Fahrenthold

Reporter for The Washington Post
Fahrenthold has been with The Post since 2000. Most recently, he was awarded a 2017 Pulitzer Prize in National Reporting for his coverage of Donald Trump, the Trump family and their business interests. Previously, Fahrenthold served as the Post’s New England correspondent and covered... Read More →
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Joshua Green

Senior National Correspondent at Bloomberg Business Week
Green covers politics for Bloomberg Businessweek magazine and Bloomberg News. Previously, he served as senior editor of The Atlantic and as a political columnist for the Boston Globe. Green is also the author of The Devil’s Bargain, which details the relationship between President... Read More →
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Eli Stokols

White House Reporter for The Wall Street Journal
Stokols joined The Wall Street Journal in April 2017, where he covers the Trump administration. Previously, he spent two years as a national political reporter for Politico, covering the 2016 Republican primaries. Stokols covered Colorado politics for KDVR-TV, a Fox affiliate based... Read More →

Saturday September 23, 2017 9:50am - 10:50am CDT
AT&T Center, Amphitheater 204

11:10am CDT

The Family Business
Fathers and daughters talk political journalism through the generations

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Emily Ramshaw (mod.)

Editor-in-Chief of The Texas Tribune
Ramshaw oversees The Texas Tribune’s editorial, technology, events and audience-building operations. Under her leadership, the Tribune has won a Peabody Award, 10 national Edward R. Murrow Awards and top honors from the Online News Association. She is a member of the board of the... Read More →

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Maggie Haberman

White House Correspondent for The New York Times
Haberman first joined The New York Times in 2015, where she served as a presidential campaign correspondent covering the 2016 election, and was named White House correspondent in 2017. Prior to joining The Times, she worked as a senior political reporter for Politico and wrote for... Read More →
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Clyde Haberman

Contributing Writer and Former Columnist for The New York Times
Haberman was a columnist and correspondent for The New York Times from 1977 to 2014. He served as The Times’ foreign correspondent for 13 years, reporting from Tokyo, Rome and Jerusalem. Haberman returned to New York in 1995, where he wrote the popular NYC Column until 2011.
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Joe Nocera

Columnist for Bloomberg View
Nocera joined Bloomberg in January after serving as a sports business columnist for The New York Times. He has also written business columns for Esquire and GQ and was the former editorial director of Fortune. Nocera is author of Indentured: The Inside Story of the Rebellion Against... Read More →
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Kate Nocera

Washington, D.C. Bureau Chief for Buzzfeed News
Nocera rejoined Buzzfeed in 2016 after having served as its senior congressional reporter from 2013 to 2015. She briefly stepped away from journalism at SKDKnickerbocker, a strategic communications firm and later as a senior editor in Vox’s branded content department. She covered... Read More →

Saturday September 23, 2017 11:10am - 12:10pm CDT
AT&T Center, Amphitheater 204

1:45pm CDT

Disrupting the News
Media innovators on reaching new audiences and raising the level of civic engagement

Supported by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas

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Amanda Zamora (mod.)

Chief Audience Officer for The Texas Tribune
Zamora leads the Tribune’s audience growth and engagement efforts. A native Texan, Amanda joined the Tribune in 2016 after spending 13 years on the East Coast working for news organizations including The Huffington Post Investigative Fund, The Washington Post and ProPublica. Zamora... Read More →

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Melissa Bell

Publisher of Vox Media
Bell is the publisher of Vox Media and co-founder of Vox.com. She leads Vox Media's Growth and Development team, which is responsible for brand expansion, developing audience-focused content plans, and engaging in innovative storytelling. Previously, Bell oversaw digital platforms... Read More →
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Peter Hamby

Head of News at Snapchat
Hamby first joined Snapchat as head of news in 2015. He is the host of Good Luck America, Snapchat’s self-produced political news show, which launched in 2016. Before joining Snapchat, Hamby was a national political reporter for CNN and was a fellow at the Shorenstein Center on... Read More →
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Sudeep Reddy

Managing Editor at POLITICO
Reddy joined POLITICO in January 2017 after a decade in The Wall Street Journal's Washington bureau, where he was an economics editor directing coverage of U.S. and international economic news. Previously, Reddy worked as a Washington correspondent for the Dallas Morning News and... Read More →

Saturday September 23, 2017 1:45pm - 2:45pm CDT
AT&T Center, Amphitheater 204

3:05pm CDT

Why Texas Newspapers Matter
What the dailies are doing to reassert their role in a digital age

Supported by IBC Bank

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R.B. Brenner (mod.)

Director of the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin
Brenner has served as director of UT-Austin’s Journalism School since 2014 after previously serving as deputy director of Stanford University’s Journalism Program, where he taught courses in public issues reporting, digital journalism and narrative writing. Brenner has also served... Read More →

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Lauren Gustus

Executive Editor of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram
Gustus was named executive editor of the Star-Telegram in June 2017. Previously, she served as executive editor at the Fort Collins Coloradoan, where she helped lead efforts to modernize Colorado’s open records law. Gustus also spent seven years working as an editor for the Reno... Read More →
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Debbie Hiott

Editor of the Austin American-Statesman
Hiott has served as the Statesman’s editor since 2011. She began her career at the Statesman in 1990 as a reporter and covered transportation and City Hall. She became an editor in 1999. Hiott also serves on the board of directors of the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas... Read More →
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Robert Moore

Editor of the El Paso Times
Moore has been with The El Paso Times since 1986, serving in various editing roles. He spent six years as executive editor of the Fort Collins Coloradoan before returning to The El Paso Times. Moore’s work has focused on investigating public corruption, particularly in public e... Read More →
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Carlos Sanchez

Executive Editor of The McAllen Monitor
Sanchez joined The Monitor as editor in 2013 after serving as managing editor of the Baton Rouge bureau of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. Previously, he worked as executive editor of the Waco Tribune-Herald for almost 10 years and also worked in the newsrooms of the Austin American-Statesman... Read More →
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Mike Wilson

Editor of the Dallas Morning News
Wilson has served as editor of the Dallas Morning News since 2015. Previously he worked for ESPN, where he helped launch the data website FiveThirtyEight, the Tampa Bay Times, where he eventually became managing editor, and the Miami Herald.

Saturday September 23, 2017 3:05pm - 4:05pm CDT
AT&T Center, Amphitheater 204

4:25pm CDT

Veep Imitates Life
The executive producer of HBO’s hit series on the stranger-than-fiction politics of the moment

Rich will be appearing at the Festival virtually

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Jacob Weisberg

Chairman and Editor in Chief of The Slate Group and Co-Host of Trumpcast
Weisberg is chairman and editor in chief of The Slate Group, which includes Slate magazine and Panoply. He is also the creator and host of Slate’s Trumpcast. He joined Slate as chief political correspondent in 1996. Weisberg is the author of several books, including the 2008... Read More →

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Frank Rich

Writer at Large for New York Magazine and Executive Producer of HBO’s Veep
Rich has been with New York Magazine since 2011, writing monthly essays on politics and culture. Prior to joining New York Magazine, he worked as an op-ed columnist at the New York Times since 1994 after serving as its chief drama critic. Rich has also worked as creative consultant... Read More →

Saturday September 23, 2017 4:25pm - 5:25pm CDT
AT&T Center, Amphitheater 204