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Election 2020 -- 10/26/20 Daypass -- A Survivor’s Guide to Election 2020
Monday, October 26 Robert Yoon, UM Visiting Professor and Associate Director, Knight-Wallace Fellowship for Journalists Presidential election years are known for their dramatic twists and turns, but 2020 takes the cake. This year, the race for the White House has been completely redefined by a pandemic that has upended every aspect of daily life, and a widespread social movement that has forced a national conversation on race and justice. As a result, candidates as well as the news media have had to adapt to an ever-evolving landscape. As the campaign enters its final week, we’ll explore how the extraordinary events of 2020 have shaped the presidential campaign thus far and identify what to watch for on Election Night. Robert Yoon is a visiting professor of journalism and the associate director of the Knight-Wallace Fellowship for Journalists at the University of Michigan, as well as a political analyst for Inside Elections. His undergraduate courses on political communications explore campaign messaging strategies and the role of the news media in presidential campaigns. As a journalist, he is covering his sixth presidential campaign cycle and has helped prepare moderators from multiple news organizations for more than 30 presidential debates. As CNN’s Director of Political Research for more than 17 years, his contributions to the network’s election coverage have earned him two Emmy Awards, five total Emmy nominations, a Peabody Award, and a National Headliner Award. He received an additional National Headliner Award for his work on CNN’s investigation of the 9/11 terror plot. In 2016, he was named by Mediaite as one of the most influential people in the news media.
Event Type : Special Projects      
Category : Election 2020
Date(s) : 10/26/2020
Day of Week : Monday
Time : 10:00-11:30AM
Location : Online
Fee : $10.00
Event Status : OPEN