Reporting the Election: The Michigan Radio Elections Team

This event was held on October 24, 2012 at Pittsfield Branch: Program Room

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The 2012 election is in its final weeks. What is it like to cover elections from U.S. Presidents to the state legislature to local initiatives? Michigan Radio's Elections Team will discuss the challenges of covering races across Michigan and the speed bumps that occur on the campaign trail for reporters, candidates and politicos.

Panelists include:

- Vincent Duffy, who has been News Director at Michigan Radio since May 2007. He is also the Chair-elect of the Radio-Television-Digital News Association (RTDNA), the world's largest professional organization exclusively serving the electronic news profession.

- Zoe Clark, who is the producer of the new Michigan Radio talk show Stateside, as well as the co-host of the Friday afternoon segment It's Just Politics on Michigan Radio. She currently produces Morning Edition, Jack Lessenberry's daily essays, and Michigan Radio's local interviews, including those by All Things Considered host Jennifer White and Morning Edition host Christina Shockley.

- Rick Pluta, who has been the Managing Editor and State Capitol bureau chief since 1996. His beats include the Legislature and courts, as well as environmental and legal issues. Pluta has covered the Michigan Capitol since 1987. His radio work has aired on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Marketplace, Marketplace Money, Justice Talking, and Soundprint.

Do not miss this special discussion, co-sponsored by Michigan Radio and The League of Women Voters of the Ann Arbor Area.

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