Dafna Linzer, managing editor of politics for NBC News and MSNBC, shared insights about covering the 2016 campaign and the Trump administration. The discussion included President Trump’s media viewing habits, why the President’s tweets are newsworthy, and how the press corps will have to adapt. This Shorenstein Center Speaker Series event was recorded February 21, 2017, at Harvard Kennedy School.
David Fahrenthold, a political reporter for The Washington Post, discussed his investigations of President Trump’s charitable giving during the 2016 campaign season, and provided insight about how to cover the president and his administration during a visit to the Shorenstein Center. Fahrenthold recently won acclaim for his coverage of the 2016 United States presidential election, particularly his investigations of Donald Trump’s charitable foundation and philanthropic giving. Fahrenthold also discusses some of the humorous details about how he tracked down information for his investigations, why he became a journalist, how to measure and increase the impact of investigative political reporting, Jeff Bezos’ impact on The Washington Post, and what he would change about 2016 election coverage. This Shorenstein Center Speaker Series event was recorded on February 7, 2017, at Harvard Kennedy School.