Panel of Reporters to Discuss 2016 Election and Covering the New President

AUSTIN, Texas – Jan. 30, 2017 – The Moody College of Communication School of Journalism will host three national reporters who covered the 2016 presidential election on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 in the Belo Center for New Media second floor auditorium at 5:30 p.m. in a panel discussion titled, “The Press in the Trump Era: How’d We Get Here and How Do We Manage Now.” The event is free and open to the public.

The panel is comprised of three University of Texas at Austin graduates including Krissah Thompson, The Washington Post reporter who covered Michele Obama; Abby Livingston, Washington bureau chief of The Texas Tribune who covered the election; and John Burnett, NPR’s national correspondent for the Southwest.

The event is hosted by the UT Austin campus chapters of four journalism organizations: the Society of Professional Journalists, National Association of Black Journalists, Asian American Journalists Association, and National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

WHEN: 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, 2016

WHERE: Belo Center for New Media auditorium (BMC) 2.106

About The University of Texas at Austin Moody College of Communication

One of the nation's foremost institutions for the study of advertising and public relations, communication sciences and disorders, communication studies, journalism and radio-TV-film, The University of Texas at Austin Moody College of Communication is preparing students to thrive in an era of media convergence. Serving more than 4,700 undergraduate and graduate students, the Moody College is nationally recognized for its faculty members, research and student media. For more information about the Moody College, visit


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