On Saturday, Sept. 19, at 10 a.m. PT, the College of Communications at Cal State Fullerton will host a student journalism symposium on covering elections. The keynote speaker will be the 2020-2021 President of the Society of Professional Journalists Matthew Hall, editorial and opinion director for The San Diego Union Tribune.

The keynote will be followed at 11 a.m. PT by a panel of journalists sharing their experiences and tips on covering elections, from local to national. Confirmed panelists are Arit John, staff writer with the Los Angeles Times; Laura Barrón-López, national political reporter for POLITICO; Quinn Owen, reporter/producer with ABC News; and Vania Patino, reporter with CBS-affiliate station KFDA NewsChannel 10 in Amarillo, Texas. 

A post-event hour for informal networking will be provided 12-1 p.m. PT for interested participants to meet working journalists, as well as other student journalists and journalism students from across the state. Join us and meet the future of journalism!

To support this free event, you can make a gift to our First Amendment Fund, which supports College events, student activities and faculty research related to the First Amendment. Thank you for supporting our efforts to educate the next generation of journalists in our collective goal of preserving freedom of the press in our democracy. 

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