The Year That Changed Journalism
Wednesday, October 4

Four Seasons Hotel Atlanta
75 14th St NE
Atlanta, GA

Click here for a recap of the event.

Kyle Pope, editor and publisher of the Columbia Journalism Review, and some of the nation’s top political journalists held a half-day conference in Atlanta looking at how the election of 2016 transformed the media, the voters, and the presidency.

Participants included:

  • Glenn Thrush, White House correspondent, The New York Times
  • Erik Wemple, media writer, The Washington Post
  • Celeste Headlee, host, “On Second Thought,” Georgia Public Broadcasting
  • Andra Gillespie, professor, Emory College of Arts and Sciences
  • Paul Beckett, Washington bureau chief, The Wall Street Journal
  • Ben Jacobs, political reporter, The Guardian
  • Tamar Hallerman, Washington correspondent, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  • Vanessa Gezari, managing editor, Columbia Journalism Review
  • Jason Szep, US national affairs editor, Reuters
  • Jonathan Peters, press freedom scholar, University of Georgia



Race, Racism, and the News: Lessons for journalism from Charlottesville
Monday, September 18 in Charlottesville, VA

Panelists included

  • Jamelle Bouie, chief political correspondent for Slate
  • Kelley Libby, creator and producer, UnMonumental
  • Collier Meyerson, fellow at the Nation Institute
  • Siva Vaidhyanathan, director of the Center for Media and Citizenship at UVA
  • Jenna Wortham, staff writer at the New York Times Magazine
  • Jordy Yager, freelance journalist and winner of Association of Alternative Newsmedia’s 2017 award for race reporting

Sponsored by Columbia Journalism Review, the Center for Media and Citizenship, C-VILLE Weekly, and Charlottesville Tomorrow.