The Zeidman Colloquium on Politics & the Press, “What Happens Next? The Midterms, the Media & Washington,” was held Saturday, November 17, 2018 at Penn Pavilion on Duke’s west campus. Patterson Professor Philip Bennett led a panel discussion with journalists Yamiche Alcindor (PBS NewsHour), Frank Bruni (The New York Times), and Katherine Miller (BuzzFeed News).

Each discussed the results of the 2018 Midterm Election and the media’s coverage of the campaigns. Yuexuan Chen, a student from the Policy, Journalism, and Media Studies program and journalist for The Chronicle, interviewed the panelists before the event on the politics of working in news media. To read Chen’s full Q&A online, visit The Chronicle’s website

Each panelist discussed lessons they learned from reporting on the 2018 Midterms. We live-tweeted their insights below:

Yamiche Alcindor #LessonsFrom2018Midterms

Katherine Miller #LessonsFrom2018Midterms

Frank Bruni #LessonsFrom2018Midterms

For more from each of our panelists, check out these highlights:

Yamiche Alcindor on #Midterms2018

Frank Bruni on #Journalism

Katherine Miller on #Media

Prior to the event, the Zeidman family hosted a brunch with the panelists and members of the Duke community. Photos from the events are in the gallery below. A full recording of the 2018 Zeidman Colloquium on Politics & the Press is available on the Dewitt Wallace YouTube page.