Dissecting a Dirty Campaign: SPJ Digs into #CA52

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.

Peters campaign communications director Alex Roth
DeMaio campaign communications director Dave McCulloch
U-T politics editor Michael Smolens
KPBS reporter Claire Trageser
NBC 7 producer Wendy Fry
Moderator: U-T San Diego public engagement director Matthew T. Hall

WHAT: Post-election panel dissecting the contentious 52nd Congressional District race

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 18, mixer with water and light refreshments at 6:30 p.m., panel discussion promptly at 7 p.m.

WHERE: U-T San Diego, 350 Camino De La Reina San Diego, CA 92108

WHY: C’mon, really? You know why.

HOW: With your help. Have questions for the panel? Tweet them to @SDuncovered or text them at 619-987-7786.

DIRECTIONS: Park in the lot and enter the building via the ramp to the right.

QUESTIONS: Please email matthew.hall@utsandiego.com.


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