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Poynter’s 40th Anniversary Speaker Series
September 10 - December 2, 2015 (Receptions, Dinners and Conversations)
Please join us for four special evenings of engaging discussion with thought leaders from the media industry and politics. Speakers include Ana Navarro, ABC and CNN political contributor and strategist; Andy Borowitz, satirist for The New Yorker, comedian, actor, author and creator of the hit NBC series, “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”; David Axelrod, author and political consultant and former senior advisor to the President of the United States; and David Maraniss, Pulitzer-prize winning author and associate editor of The Washington Post.
Schedule for each of the four evening events:
5:30 PM - Reception
6:00 PM - Dinner
7:30 PM - Conversation
A Conversation with Ana Navarro
ABC and CNN Political Contributor and Strategist
Presented by The Poynter Institute and Holton Companies
This discussion examined issues important to Hispanic voters and how they will impact the 2016 presidential race. Ana Navarro is a nationally renowned political contributor and strategist who often appears on ABC, CNN and CNN en Español. She has expertise on Latin American and Hispanic issues.
View the conversation replay here.
A Conversation with Andy Borowitz
Satirist for the New Yorker, Comedian, Actor, Author and Creator of the Hit NBC Series “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”
Presented by The Poynter Institute
Andy Borowitz is a New York Times best-selling author and a comedian who created The Borowitz Report, a satirical news column that has millions of readers around the world and for which he won the first-ever National Press Club award for humor. The Borowitz Report was acquired by The New Yorker in 2012.
View the conversation replay here.
Note: This video contain adult language and is intended for mature audiences.
Author and Political Consultant
Presented by The Poynter Institute and the Association of Opinion Journalists
David Axelrod is a political theorist and the author of Believer: My Forty Years in Politics (2015). Axelrod served as senior advisor to President Barack Obama and to the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition, as well as senior strategist to Barack Obama’s historic campaign for the presidency in 2008 and his reelection in 2012.
Tickets: Conversation only available for $40 here.
Pulitzer-Prize Winning Author and Associate Editor of The Washington Post
Presented by The Poynter Institute and the Frank E. Duckwall Foundation
David Maraniss is a three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and won the Pulitzer for national reporting in 1993 for his newspaper coverage of then-presidential candidate Bill Clinton. He also was part of The Washington Post team that won a 2008 Pulitzer for the newspaper’s coverage of the Virginia Tech shooting. He has won several other notable awards for achievements in journalism, including the George Polk Award, the Dirksen Prize for Congressional Reporting, the ASNE Laventhol Prize for Deadline Writing, the Hancock Prize for Financial Writing, the Anthony Lukas Book Prize, the Frankfort Book Prize, the Eagleton Book Prize, the Ambassador Book Prize, and Latino Book Prize.
Tickets (Conversation $35, Dinner & Conversation $75) available here.
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