Politics & the Media

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Saturday | 8:30 AM

AT&T Center, Amphitheater 204

The White House and the Press

How the relationship between the two has evolved

Josh Earnest

Former Press Secretary for President Barack Obama

Kevin Madden

Former Senior Advisor and Spokesman for Mitt Romney’s Presidential Campaign

Jennifer Palmieri

Former White House Communications Director for President Barack Obama

Karen Tumulty  (mod.)

National Political Correspondent for The Washington Post

Saturday | 9:50 AM

AT&T Center, Amphitheater 204

Accountability Journalism Now

Keeping an eye on powerful people — in office and out — has never been more necessary

Amy Chozick

National Political Reporter for the New York Times

David Fahrenthold

Reporter for The Washington Post

Joshua Green

Senior National Correspondent at Bloomberg Business Week

Eli Stokols

White House Reporter for The Wall Street Journal

Jill Abramson  (mod.)

Former Executive Editor of The New York Times

Saturday | 11:10 AM

AT&T Center, Amphitheater 204

The Family Business

Fathers and daughters talk political journalism through the generations

Clyde Haberman

Contributing Writer and Former Columnist for The New York Times

Maggie Haberman

White House Correspondent for The New York Times

Joe Nocera

Columnist for Bloomberg View

Kate Nocera

Washington, D.C. Bureau Chief for Buzzfeed News

Emily Ramshaw (mod.)

Editor-in-Chief of The Texas Tribune

Saturday | 1:45 PM

AT&T Center, Amphitheater 204

Disrupting the News

Media innovators on reaching new audiences and raising the level of civic engagement

Supported by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas

Melissa Bell

Publisher of Vox Media

Peter Hamby

Head of News at Snapchat

Sudeep Reddy

Managing Editor at POLITICO

Amanda Zamora (mod.)

Chief Audience Officer for The Texas Tribune

Saturday | 3:05 PM

AT&T Center, Amphitheater 204

Why Texas Newspapers Matter

What the dailies are doing to reassert their role in a digital age

Supported by IBC Bank

Lauren Gustus

Executive Editor of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Debbie Hiott

Editor of the Austin American-Statesman

Robert Moore

Editor of the El Paso Times

Carlos Sanchez

Executive Editor of The McAllen Monitor

Mike Wilson

Editor of the Dallas Morning News

R.B. Brenner (mod.)

Director of the School of Journalism at the University of Texas at Austin

Saturday | 4:25 PM

AT&T Center, Amphitheater 204

Veep Imitates Life

The executive producer of HBO’s hit series on the stranger-than-fiction politics of the moment

Rich will be appearing at the Festival virtually

Frank Rich

Writer at Large for New York Magazine and Executive Producer of HBO’s Veep

Jacob Weisberg  (mod.)

Chairman and Editor in Chief of The Slate Group and Co-Host of Trumpcast

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