Campaign 2016: What a Wild Ride!
Ekstrom Library’s Chao Auditorium
University of Louisville
7.p.m., Monday, Jan. 25
The 2016 Presidential campaign has dominated the news for months – and will likely continue to do so as the November election gets closer. The Society of Professional Journalists, Louisville Pro Chapter, will hold a panel discussion on the election on Monday, January 25, at the Ekstrom Library’s Chao Auditorium at the University of Louisville beginning at 7 p.m. (Directions; Map showing parking areas)
With no clear frontrunner for the Republican Presidential nomination and perhaps several contenders for the Democratic nomination, there’s lots to discuss and consider with the upcoming election. The Republican party caucus in Kentucky will be the first test in the Commonwealth of the strength of GOP candidates. That’s set for March 5; the Democratic primary is set for May, as are both Republican and Democratic primaries in Indiana.
Which way will Kentucky go? Will Trump run as a third party candidate? Is Hillary Clinton a shoo-in for the Democratic nomination – or will Bernie Sanders truly challenge her? How does the political landscape differ between Indiana and Kentucky – or does it?
The panel will be moderated by Dr. Jasmine Farrier, an associate professor of political science at University of Louisville. Panelists will be:
- Joe Gerth, political reporter, The Courier-Journal
- Joe Sonka, political reporter, Insider Louisville
- Lawrence Smith, political reporter, WDRB
The event is free and open to the public. It co-sponsored by SPJ, Louisville Pro Chapter, the University of Louisville School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Communication and The Cardinal, which is the student-run newspaper at the University of Louisville. For more information about the SPJ Louisville Pro chapter, visit our web site, www.spjlouisville.org.
The Society of Professional Journalists is the nation’s most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior. Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to a well-informed citizenry through the daily work of its nearly 10,000 members; works to inspire and educate current and future journalists through professional development; and protects First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press through its advocacy efforts.
SPJ has a page on Facebook which also has information about upcoming events.