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Saturday, September 9 • 10:45am - 11:45am
Dogma and Disinformation: Challenges in Political Reporting Today

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Today's political reporters are navigating a beat that is deeply divided along ideological and cultural lines. The mandate to cut through deception and disinformation with the truth faces real obstacles — from social media, from partisan operatives, from far-from-center politicians and more. This has been especially evident on topics of importance to the LGBTQ+ community, including legislation targeting trans health care, drag performances and inclusive school curriculums. Come hear how journalists manage those challenges and still excel on the beat.

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Steven Overly

Reporter, POLITICO
Steven Overly is a journalist in Washington, D.C., with over a decade of experience covering stories at the intersection of business, technology and politics. He currently hosts POLITICO Tech, a daily podcast exploring the ways technology is disrupting politics and policy. As a reporter... Read More →
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Grace Ashford

Reporter, The New York Times
I'm a reporter at the New York Times covering New York State government and politics.
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Eugene Scott

Senior Politics Reporter, Axios
Eugene Scott has spent two decades covering politics at the local, national and international levels. Prior to joining Axios, Scott was a national political reporter at The Washington Post and a fellow at the Georgetown University Institute of Politics. An award-winning journalist... Read More →
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Jo Yurcaba

Reporter, NBC OUT, NBC News
Jo Yurcaba is a reporter for NBC Out, the LGBTQ section of NBC News. They cover everything under the LGBTQ umbrella with a focus on legislation targeting transgender people.


Saturday September 9, 2023 10:45am - 11:45am EDT
Congress A (4th Floor)