An Evening With David Fahrenthold

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 5:30pm-9:30pm

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David Fahrenthold, The Washington Post reporter whom CNN called “a breakout star in the 2016 campaign reporting” will take you behind the scenes in the reporting that was honored with a 2017 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting in this special event on Thursday, June 1.

Fahrenthold was behind some of the biggest scoops of the campaign reporting season. He obtained the “Access Hollywood” tape that upended the campaign in early October. Fahrenthold used Twitter, a phone and a note pad to track millions of dollars that Donald Trump said he donated to charity. The Post’s publisher, Fred Ryan, said Fahrenthold’s work “dominated political conversation during much of the presidential race and ranks as one of the greatest runs of political journalism in recent memory.”

This program is one of the planned community conversations as part of the institute’s annual speaker series.

Join us for the dinner and conversation for $75, or attend the conversation for $25. All tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To purchase, please use the shopping cart at right.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event. Please contact Elisa Jackson, executive director of the Poynter Foundation, at (727) 553-4676 to discuss options. Elisa can also be reached via email at

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Where: The Poynter Institute, 801 Third Street South, St. Petersburg, Florida, 33701

When: Thursday, June 1, 2017
Reception at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., conversation at 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $75 for the Reception, Dinner and Community Conversation. $25 for the Community Conversation.

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