… what it’s like to have Donald Trump call you “a really nasty guy”? …
On Wednesday 1st February, 6:15pm in Griffith College, we’re going to find out (room A108)
“Join us for a conversation via Skype with one of 2016’s star journalists, the Washington Post’s David A. Fahrenthold, as he talks to us about his experiences covering the US presidential campaign, uncovering Trump’s businesses, charitable donations (and lack thereof) and possible conflicts of interest. Fahrenthold looked at Trump’s repeated public promises to donate to charity, and found he’d used charity money to buy portraits of himself. He also got hold of the Access Hollywood video in which Trump talks to Billy Bush about “kissing, groping and trying to have sex with women”. – Griffith Media Faculty & The Dublin Inquirer
“I’m excited to announce,” says Fahrenthold, “that in 2017, I’ll be part of a Washington Post team covering Donald J. Trump’s businesses, possible conflicts of interest for Trump and his aides, and the Emoluments Clause”
If you think that alt-news is worth poking with a stick and asking the question “who are you and what are you doing in my house?”, or if you feel that journalism has more to offer us than a narrative to chaotic politics, then you need to pencil this one in.
The interview will be followed by a Q&A session.
We’ll ask him for tips on:
– how to report on somebody who doesn’t want to be reported on;
– how to use social media as a useful reporting tool, and,
– how to stay motivated as a journalist these days,
– and what it’s like to have Donald Trump call you “a really nasty guy”.
Interested in attending? Griffith students and Dublin Inquirer subscribers, register here – the password is “Dublin Inquirer”. There’s limited space, so please only book if you intend to go, and do register early to ensure you have a seat at what is sure to be an insightful evening.
You can also check out the Dublin Inquirer Here
The Atlantic: Fahrenthold’s coverage of Donald Trump’s charities “stood out for its quality and depth”
CNN: “Other journalists say Fahrenthold’s work is inspiring. Some have dubbed it Pulitzer worthy”.
The Poynter Institute: “David Fahrenthold is one of the journalism stars of the 2016 campaign due to a string of revelations about Donald Trump’s charitable giving (or lack of same).”
Frederick J. Ryan, Jr., publisher The Washington Post: “Dave’s work dominated political conversation during much of the presidential race and ranks as one of the greatest runs of political journalism in recent memory.”