With unprecedented circumstances surrounding the upcoming Democratic and Republican National Conventions, journalists face new challenges in reporting on the 2020 election. Join the Philip Merrill College of Journalism for a virtual panel discussion about how reporters are meeting those challenges and what the public can expect from coverage.
Tenikka Smith Hughes '04, Anchor, CBS47 and FOX30. Tenikka is an Emmy-winning evening news anchor in Jacksonville, Florida. She previously was an anchor/reporter for WSOC-TV/WAXN-TV in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she covered the 2012 Democratic National Convention.
Ledyard King, Washington Correspondent, USA Today. A former adjunct lecturer at Merrill College, Ledyard currently covers politics and Washington for USA Today.
Megan Pratz '10, Political Director, Cheddar. Megan works on-air and behind the scenes to enhance coverage of Washington for Cheddar, a live and on-demand video news network that targets a millennial audience. She will be in Milwaukee to cover the Democratic National Convention and will anchor Cheddar's coverage of the Republican National Convention from Washington.
The panel will be moderated by Jim Carroll, Director, Capital News Service Washington D.C. Bureau. Jim is an award-winning Washington correspondent who became the Washington Bureau Chief of Capital News Service in fall 2015. He has more than 30 years experience covering Congress, the federal government, and politics and policy, and most recently was Washington bureau chief for the Louisville Courier-Journal.