Jackie Calmes: The Conservative Media's Influence on U.S. Politics

TUE, OCT 17, 2017 (00:00)

From her position as an editor for the Whitehouse bureau of the L.A. Times, Jackie Calmes shares what she has learned about covering the Trump administration and compares it to her 2015 Shorenstein paper on how conservative media has influenced politics. racism_in_boston » SEE ALSO: Jackie Calmes’ interview with WGBH News. (Photos: “White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and WH Chief Strategist Steve Bannon shake hands at 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC)” “Sean Hannity speaking at the 2016 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland” and “Newt Gingrich speaking at CPAC 2013 in Washington, DC.” by Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons)

+ BIO: Jackie Calmes

Jackie Calmes joined the LA Times from The New York Times where she worked as a national correspondent covering the 2014 midterm elections. She joined the Times in August 2008, and was a White House correspondent. Previously she had been chief political correspondent for The Wall Street Journal’s Washington bureau. During her 18 years at The Wall Street Journal, Ms. Calmes covered the White House and Congress, focusing mostly on budget and tax legislation, and also reported on congressional and presidential election campaigns as well as issues confronting state and local governments.

+ BIO: Nicco Mele

Nicco Mele is the director of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy. He took over leadership of the center in 2016 after serving as senior vice president and deputy publisher of the _Los Angeles Times_.

Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy