The James P. Jimirro Media Impact Series: The President & the Press

The fifth annual James P. Jimirro Media Impact event explored ""The President & the Press: Joe Biden's First Year and the Media's Relationship with a New Administration"" with an esteemed panel of leading political analysts from all sides of the political spectrum gathering on November 3, 2021. After a welcome from Paley Center President & CEO Maureen J. Reidy and comments from James P. Jimirro, the conversation begins. Topics include: Seib's experiences in having covered the last eight presidents, and why the current polarization of viewpoints is more pronounced than in the past; how the tenor of questions asked in the White House briefing room differs between administrations; Hemingway's belief that the press has transitioned from ""resistance"" to Donald J. Trump to ""assistance"" to Joe Biden; how the increasing presence of cable news and social media have affected press coverage; Spicer's recollections of the media's ""consistently adversarial relationship"" with Trump; and if the ways in which the press covered Biden's first year will be mirrored in the next three years.

Panelists: Tim Graham, Executive Editor, NewsBusters; Errin Haines, Editor at Large, The 19th; Patrick Healy, Deputy Opinion Editor, The New York Times; Mollie Hemingway, Senior Editor, The Federalist; Gerald F. Seib, Washington Executive Editor, The Wall Street Journal; Sean Spicer, Author, Radical Nation; Former White House Press Secretary.

Moderator: Mark J. Lodato, Dean, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University.

Guest: James P. Jimirro, Creator & Founding President, The Disney Channel and Walt Disney Home Video.

Host: Maureen J. Reidy, President & CEO, The Paley Center for Media.

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