Journalism and Politics 2020

As we head into what promises to be a highly contentious election season, journalism has never been more vitally important. However, the media landscape is undergoing turbulent change with older media giving way to social media. Join CNN Political Correspondent MJ Lee and McClatchy White House Correspondent and KU graduate Francesca Chambers as they discuss the 2020 elections and the state of journalism in America. This program is co-sponsored by the KU School of Journalism and the Political Science Department.

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This special program will be live-streamed to the institute’s YouTube channel and its website, Due to continuing concerns regarding the novel coronavirus pandemic, the program will only be available online. Follow the Dole Institute on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter for updates regarding this and future programming.   
Francesca Chambers

Francesca Chambers is a White House Correspondent for McClatchy. She previously held the position of Senior White House Correspondent at and its Emmy-winning, syndicated newsmagazine DailyMailTV. She is a proud graduate of the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas, from which she also has a BA in political science.
MJ Lee

MJ Lee is a correspondent for CNN covering politics, campaigns, and national breaking news stories. She is currently covering the 2020 presidential elections. Before joining CNN, Lee was a finance and politics reporter at Politico in Washington, DC. She was born in South Korea and grew up in Hong Kong. She has a bachelor’s degree in government and Chinese from Georgetown University.

The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics is dedicated to promoting political and civic participation as well as civil discourse in a bipartisan, philosophically balanced manner. It is located on KU’s West Campus and houses the Dole Archive and Special Collections. Through its robust public programming, congressional archive, and museum, the Dole Institute strives to celebrate public service and the legacies of US Senators Bob Dole and Elizabeth Dole.

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