Trump's First Year

Will Politics, Policy and the Presidency Ever be the Same?

Trump's First Year


After one year of Donald Trump, one thing is certain: journalism is and will never be the same. Join us for a front-row view of the Trump presidency.

Covering this White House is an unprecedented challenge. From non-stop scoops to divided politics, the public distrust of the media is on a scale we’ve never seen before. Hear what it is like on the front lines and what the media is and isn’t getting right.

We will have a thoughtful discussion on the policies and politics coming from the White House. What deals have been made? What deals were lost? Has Trump kept his campaign promises? How can the policy that matters to millions of Americans be covered during the Twitter presidency? This is the conversation for our time.


Registration only guarantees a place in line, not a seat at the event. Please arrive early!



Sarah Huckabee Sanders, White House press secretary

Olivier Knox, chief Washington correspondent, Yahoo! News; president-elect, White House Correspondents' Association (2018-2019)

John Roberts, chief White House correspondent, Fox News

April Ryan, White House correspondent and Washington Bureau Chief, American Urban Radio Networks; CNN political correspondent

Glenn Thrush, White House correspondent, The New York Times

Sarah Binder, professor of political science, GW

Frank Sesno, director, GW School of Media and Public Affairs (co-moderator)

Margaret Talev, White House correspondent, Bloomberg News; CNN political analyst; president, White House Correspondents’ Association (co-moderator)


This event is presented by the School of Media and Public Affairs with the White House Correspondents' Association