2018 New England Newspaper Conference Speakers

Join us for an interview with Philip Rucker, the White House Bureau Chief at The Washington Post, who has been leading its coverage of the Donald Trump presidency. He and a team of Post reporters won the Pulitzer Prize and George Polk Award for their reporting on Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and he won the Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prize for distinguished reporting on the presidency. Bill Kole, The Associated Press editor for New England will sit with Mr. Rucker to talk about covering the Trump White House, and the effects that the attack on journalism by the current administration is having on the public’s trust in us.

Speaker Bio

Philip Rucker is the White House Bureau Chief at The Washington Post, leading its coverage of the Donald Trump presidency. He and a team of Post reporters won the Pulitzer Prize and George Polk Award for their reporting on Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, and he won the Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prize for distinguished reporting on the presidency.

Rucker has worked at The Post since 2005 and has covered an array of beats. He previously served as National Political Correspondent, anchoring coverage of the 2016 presidential campaign. Rucker also chronicled President Obama’s second term as a White House Correspondent, covered Congress and was the newspaper’s lead reporter covering Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign. He started at The Post covering local news, including Maryland state politics and philanthropy and non-profits.

Rucker is a Political Analyst for NBC News and MSNBC and appears regularly on PBS’s “Washington Week,” as well as an array of radio news programs. Rucker graduated from Yale University in 2006 with a degree in History and worked as a reporter and editor at the Yale Daily News.

Burt Herman will review some of the exciting projects that the Institute is involved in for local news innovation and sustainability for newspapers across the country. Burt co-founded Storify, a social media storytelling platform used by top media organizations, brands and non-profit organizations that has won numerous awards for journalism innovation. He is also co-founder of Hacks/Hackers, a global grassroots movement bringing together journalists and technologists. In his earlier work as a journalist, Burt covered stories around the world for The Associated Press as a correspondent and bureau chief for 12 years. He was a 2009 Knight journalism fellow at Stanford University, where he earlier graduated with bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

Speaker Bio

Burt Herman is director of innovation projects for the Lenfest Institute for Journalism, the parent organization of The Philadelphia Inquirer. Previously, he co-founded Storify, a social media storytelling platform used by top media organizations, brands and non-profit organizations that has won numerous awards for journalism innovation. Burt is also co-founder of Hacks/Hackers, a global grassroots movement bringing together journalists and technologists. In his earlier work as a journalist, Burt covered stories around the world for The Associated Press as a correspondent and bureau chief for 12 years. Burt was a 2009 Knight journalism fellow at Stanford University, where he earlier graduated with bachelor’s and master’s degrees.

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