Election Series: A Journalist's Perspective: A Conversation with Women Covering the 2020 Election
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Health Care. Education. Equality. Jobs and the Economy. These issues are paramount to women in every election. But this year these issues have never been more critical in the face of a global pandemic.

 Export to Your Calendar 7/16/2020
When: Thursday, July 16, 2020
2:00 pm to 3:15 pm
Where: Online Webinar
United States
Contact: WGR Office

Online registration is available until: 7/16/2020
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Event Description

This year will be an election like no other. The country is divided. Tensions are high. Traditional campaigning is not a possibility. The reporters who are covering the elections are also having to change their approach to covering the election.

Join us for the next installment of our 2020 Election Series to hear three women journalists from a variety of perspectives and media outlets on how they are covering the election and what issues and insight they have on how this will be an election for the history books. 

Hear from three journalists covering the Presidential and Congressional elections on how these issues will be at the forefront as women head to the polls in November.

Our panel will be moderated by Dr. Lara Brown, Director of the Graduate School of Political Management at the George Washington University. Our featured journalists will include:


  • Julia Manchester, National Politics Reporter, The Hill
  • Janell Ross, Reporter, NBC News
  • Emily Wilkins, Reporter, Bloomberg Government

Moderator: Dr. Lara Brown, Director of the Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) at the George Washington University.

To accommodate all participants and current health advisories, this event will be completely virtual.

This is the third event in a 2020 Elections Series. Interested in sponsorship? Learn more here.  Throughout the events we will examine ways that women are influencing the political process and democratic fabric of our country 100 years after getting the Right to Vote, these are discussions you can’t afford to miss.

This event is hosted by the PACs, Politics & Grassroots Committee. If you have ideas for future programming topics or would like to become involved with the PPG Committee, please email Lindsay Shuba Donnelly, Lauren Colicelli, or Claire McDonough.

Registration Fees: 

  • Members: $40
  • Non-Members: $55


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Speaker Bios:

Julia Manchester covers national politics as a reporter at The Hill.  She frequently appears on cable networks, such as MSNBC and Fox News to discuss the political news of the day, as well as international networks like CBC News and the BBC.  She previously served as a digital producer at CNN Politics, where she covered the 2016 presidential election. Julia earned her Master's degree in political science from American University's School of Public Affairs in May of 2017. She graduated from Ithaca College in May of 2015 with a Bachelors of Science in Television-Radio.

Emily Wilkins Bloomberg Government’s Emily Wilkins covers federal education policy, including K-12, higher education and career and technical programs. She frequently interviews top lawmakers and officials at the Education Department and has spoken about her reporting on TV and radio. She previously covered education, labor and immigration issues with CQ Roll Call. She graduated with her bachelor's in journalism and political science from Michigan State University.

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