|Betsy Fischer Martin.|
“The Anatomy of an Election: Media” is the finale of a four-part series on the 2012 presidential election hosted by the C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience and the Louis L. Goldstein Program in Public Affairs. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, October 23, in Hynson Lounge, Hodson Hall, on the Washington College campus.
Appearing on the panel will be four journalists with extensive experience in both traditional and new media:
Betsy Fischer Martin has been with “Meet The Press,” NBC’s top-rated Sunday morning public affairs program and the longest running television program in the world, for 21 years, including 10 as Executive Producer. She has worked on the network’s coverage of the 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, and 2012 elections, and has received numerous awards, including two Emmys and the Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Political Journalism.
|Jack Bohrer '06.|
With just two weeks left until the final presidential vote, the guests will discuss the campaign endgame and answer questions from the audience about the 2012 election. Their discussion will also cover the rapidly changing media universe and its effect on electoral politics.
Fischer Martin adds that over the course of her two-decade career, she has seen the news cycle shift “from slow and via fax (1992) to quick and via web and email (2004/2008) to warp speed via Twitter.”
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The College’s C.V. Starr Center for the Study of the American Experience is dedicated to fostering innovative approaches to the American past and present. Through educational programs, scholarship and public outreach, and a special focus on written history, the Starr Center seeks to bridge the divide between the academic world and the public at large. For more information on the Center, visit http://starrcenter.washcoll.edu.
The Louis L. Goldstein Program in Public Affairs was established at the College in 1990 to encourage students to enter public service by introducing them to exemplary leaders, both in and out of government. The Goldstein Program sponsors lectures, symposia and visiting fellows, student participation in models and conferences, and other projects that bring students and faculty together with leaders experienced in developing public policy. For more information, visit http://academics.washcoll.edu/goldsteinprogram/.