On Wednesday, April 12, the Newseum will host “The President and the Press: The First Amendment in the First 100 Days,” a half-day forum that will explore the Trump administration’s relationship with the press in the critical first months of the Trump presidency. This program was originally scheduled for April 6.
“The President and the Press” will be held at the Newseum, and will feature panel discussions and individual presentations, as well as the opportunity for members of the press, representatives of President Trump’s administration, and First Amendment experts to meet individually. Participants will discuss pertinent challenges to the First Amendment, a free press, and protecting the free flow of information in a divided nation.
The featured guests of this program are White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer and Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway. Other confirmed guests include:
The goal of the conference is to reduce tension between the administration and the media, and provide guidelines for the road ahead.
“The Newseum has been a passionate advocate for the First Amendment for decades,” said Jeffrey Herbst, president and CEO of the Newseum. “We understand the important role that the press plays in our democracy. Our deep knowledge base, talented experts and our ability to reach millions of individuals through our exhibits, programs and digital outreach, position us to play a significant role as thought leaders on First Amendment issues at this critical time. Rather than just another round of people talking, we hope and expect that this conference will yield real results.”
Generous support has been provided by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
Additional support provided by the Kovler Fund of The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region.