National Press Club

Media Coverage of Presidential Campaigns

December 3, 2007

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Run time: 59 minutes

A panel of journalists talked about the upcoming election year and the changes in campaign coverage. They discussed the presidential candidates and topics such as the value of celebrity endorsements, the effects of changes in technology, and the long time lag expected between the important primaries and the conventions. John King moderated. The panelists responded to questions from members of the audience. This event, "The Long(er) and Winding Road to the White House - Covering the Race for the 2008 Presidential Election," was held in the main ballroom of the National Press Club. It was sponsored by The Associated Press, the Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA), The Newseum, and the Eric Friedheim National Journalism Library at the National Press Club.