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December 2020

MLRC Bulletin 2020 Issue 3

in this issue

Emily Bazelon on the Coney Barrett Confirmation Hearings, the First Amendment and Disinformation, and Election Chaos

An edited transcription of a conversation with journalist, book author, legal scholar and podcaster Emily Bazelon.


Nicholas Kristof on the American Crises of 2020

An edited transcript of the July 2, 2020 conversation with the New York Times columnist led by MLRC Executive Director George Freeman.

Bob Woodward on the Trump Presidency and Comparisons to Watergate

An edited transcript of the December 3, 2020 Zoom conversation with the Pulitzer-prize winning journalist led by MLRC Executive Director George Freeman.


All About the Story: A Conversation with Leonard Downie, Jr.

An edited transcript of the December 15, 2020 Zoom conversation with former Washington Post editor Downie led by media attorney, David Bodney, founder of Ballard Spahr’s Media and Entertainment Law Group.


Maggie Haberman, Jenna Johnson and Jennifer Epstein on Presidential Campaign Reporting in a Time of Pandemic: A Redux of the 2019 MLRC Annual Dinner Program

Six months after speaking at the MLRC Dinner, and two months into the coronavirus outbreak, we invited a group of esteemed women journalists back to discuss reporting on the campaign in the middle of a pandemic.