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【编者按:本次活动是美中教育基金举办的Live From Washington系列活动的第三期讲座。该系列讲座主要是从多方面、多角度来分析2020年的美国总统大选。中美印象是此次活动的媒体合作单位。活动详情请见点击; 注册网址:https://www.uscet.org/node/1761】
Media Impact on the 2020 US Elections: Professionalism, Partisanship and Pandemic
Monday, August 31st, 2020
8:30pm-10:00pm Beijing | 8:30-10:00am Washington D.C./New York

The media has played an indispensable role in the proper functioning of US elections since the First Amendment established freedom of the press as a cornerstone of American democracy. It has served as a watchdog, a campaign platform, a forum for public discourse, an educator and an impartial arbiter of information and opinion. As the 2020 US election is not only pivotal to the future well-being of the country, but to how America engages the world, and especially with China, it is more urgent than ever to understand how the media will shape the upcoming elections. 

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned life upside down, and its effect on election outcomes is not yet clear. But retail politics is on hold, and campaigns have had to adjust to the realities wreaked by the virus, altering the political landscape as well as the media’s role in it. The virus-induced social isolation has changed Americans’ news habits. More and more Americans are turning to news outlets with like-minded views for their political and election information. Social media has become a popular source of information for voters and serves as an important tool for the candidates. And deep partisan divisions exist in the news sources that Americans trust.

The 2020 election is taking place in an environment of instability, uncertainty, and anxiety in a deeply divided country. How will news coverage impact voting preferences and outcomes? What will be the impact of social media on the election results? What news sources are reliable? How will coverage of the candidates’ stances on China impact the future of US-China relations? Will the media serve as a neutral and objective platform for the free debate of all points of view? Or will it fall deeper into partisanship, further polarizing the electorate?

In this session of our Live From Washington election series, our experts will try to tackle these questions and much more, to provide some clarity on the roles of traditional and new media in the 2020 US elections.


Speakers:
Fred Barnes: Senior Columnist, The Washington Examiner


Fred Barnes is a Senior Columnist at the Washington Examiner and appears regularly on the Fox News Channel. Barnes was executive editor of The Weekly Standard, which he co-founded in 1995 and was published until 2018. From 1985 to 1995, he was senior editor and White House correspondent for the New Republic. He covered the Supreme Court and the White House for the Washington Star before moving to the Baltimore Sun in 1979. He served as the national political correspondent for the Sun and wrote the "Presswatch" media column for the American Spectator. From 1988 to 1998 he was a regular panelist on the McLaughlin Group. He has also appeared on Nightline, Meet the Press, Face the Nation, and the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. Barnes graduated from the University of Virginia and was a Neiman Fellow at Harvard University.


Joie Chen: Director, Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism - Washington, DC
  
Joie Chen serves as Director of Washington, DC Programs for Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, one of the world’s premier journalism schools. She returned to serve her alma mater after a long career as an award-winning, broadcast journalist recognized for her reporting across the US and internationally.Prior to joining Medill’s administration, she was Anchor and Correspondent for “America Tonight”, Al Jazeera America’s signature prime-time current affairs program, for which she reported from more than 30 states, Japan and the Philippines. The program focused on social issues and political developments, with a focus on underreported communities in the US.Earlier in her career, Chen was a CBS News Washington correspondent, reporting from the White House, Capitol Hill and other major beats in the nation’s capital. She came to CBS after a decade as an anchor and correspondent for CNN and CNN International.

Ronald Elving: Senior Editor and Correspondent, NPR News


Ron Elving is Senior Editor and Correspondent on the Washington Desk for NPR News, where he is frequently heard as a news analyst and writes regularly for NPR.org. He is also a professorial lecturer and Executive in Residence in the School of Public Affairs at American University, where he has also taught in the School of Communication. In 2016, he was honored with the University Faculty Award for Outstanding Teaching in an Adjunct Appointment. He has also taught at George Mason and Georgetown. He was previously the political editor for USA Today and for Congressional Quarterly. He has been published by the Brookings Institution and the American Political Science Association.


Moderators:

Jim McGregor: Chairman of Greater China, APCO Worldwide

James McGregor is chairman of APCO Worldwide’s greater China region and author of two highly regarded books: No Ancient Wisdom, No Followers: The Challenges of Chinese Authoritarian Capitalism, and One Billion Customers: Lessons from the Front Lines of Doing Business in China. Prior to joining APCO, Mr. McGregor was the founder and CEO of a China-focused consulting and research firm for hedge funds, a reporter for The Wall Street Journal and a chief executive of Dow Jones & Company in China. Mr. McGregor is also a former chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China, and has long served as a leader of AmCham’s U.S., government relations.


Mei Wu: Adjunct Professor, Centre of Macau Studies, University of Macau


Mei Wu worked as Associate Professor of Communication at the University of Macau (UM) for 20 years and formerly the Director of Social Science Research Centre on Contemporary China, University of Macau. She also serves as the President of Asia-Pacific Communication Exchange Association and one of the founding members of the Fortunius Society (Macau), committed to multiculturalism and international political, economic and communication research towards globalization.
发布时间:2020年08月11日 来源时间:2020年08月11日
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