If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to cover the President for the news, you’re in for something special if you attend the NAB Show. Prominent correspondents from ABC, CBS, NBC, and PBS will participate in an in-depth discussion on that topic during a session entitled “Beyond the Briefing Room: Tales From the White House Beat.” The session will take place Tuesday, April 9 on the Main Stage at the 2019 NAB Show in Las Vegas.
Panelists wil include PBS NewsHour’s Yamiche Alcindor, NBC News’ Hallie Jackson, CBS News’ Steven Portnoy, and ABC News’ Cecilia Vega. They will be interviewed by NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith.
The panel will discuss the unique challenges reporters face covering an unconventional White House, the evolution of what were once daily press briefings, pressures, and strains related to a 24/7 news cycle, and how they deal with issues of credibility and journalistic integrity amid allegations of “fake news.”
“Rarely in the history of America has the role of the journalist come under as much scrutiny,” said NAB Executive Vice President of Communications Dennis Wharton. “We look forward to hearing from four of today’s most respected White House reporters on how they hold government officials accountable, and how they view the role of a free press in a democratic society.”
NAB Show press registration is available here.