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2018 Covering the U.S. Presidency Reporting Program

On January 20, 2017, political newcomer Donald Trump sent shockwaves across the world when he secured a narrow and unexpected victory that paved his path to the White House. In the months since he took office, President Trump has continued to defy convention both in terms of his domestic and international relationships and especially the traditional relationship between the U.S. leader and the mainstream media.

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Hands Across the Water: An Opportunity for U.K. Journalists to Report on the U.S. Presidential Election and Political System

“Hands Across the Water: An Opportunity for U.K. Journalists to Report on the U.S. Presidential Election and Political System” is a reporting tour for ten journalists selected from the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland. The project will take place in Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia; Richmond, VA, and Detroit, MI.

British journalists in Washington, D.C., to cover the 2012 Presidential Election.

The participants will have an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the U.S. electoral process, current issues and candidates through meetings, site visits and public and political events as well as reporting opportunities.