It was one of the country’s most contentious congressional races, and when Carl DeMaio finally conceded to Scott Peters, five days after the polls closed, DeMaio told the Associated Press that “all, including myself, must be wary of the state of journalism today and where electoral politics are heading.”
Please join the Society of Professional Journalists Tuesday, Nov. 18, as we discuss that state of journalism and a congressional race unlike any other. Our panel includes Peters campaign communications director Alex Roth, DeMaio campaign communications director Dave McCulloch, U-T politics editor Michael Smolens, KPBS enterprise reporter Claire Trageser and NBC 7 producer Wendy Fry. They will dissect the campaign, the coverage and the allegations that continue to surface. You don’t want to miss hearing what they have to say or asking them questions of your own.