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Broadcast journalists play an essential role in documenting pivotal moments in American history from the front lines. That has never been more important than during the past year.
A seasoned group of White House reporters sat down with NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith during the 2021 NAB State Leadership Conference to discuss similarities and differences between the Trump and Biden administrations’ relationship with the press, the effects of the COVID pandemic on White House news coverage, the role of the daily press briefing and the challenges of the 24/7 news cycle. Get insight below from CBS News Radio White House Correspondent Steven Portnoy, ABC News Washington Correspondent Karen Travers and Senior White House Reporter at NBC News Digital Shannon Pettypiece. This session is a follow-up to the 2019 NAB Show session titled “Beyond the Briefing Room: Tales From the White House Beat.” If you are interested in that panel, you can view it here.
2019 NAB Show
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The right of the press to challenge the government, root out corruption and speak freely without fear of recrimination is central to our democracy. Learn more about the First Amendment and the important work of broadcasters to provide the most-trusted news to our communities.