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Meet David Fahrenthold

David Fahrenthold, Washington Post reporter and winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting, will take you behind the scenes of his work during four instructive days at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Fahrenthold’s visit will kick off on the evening of June 1 with a dinner conversation open to the public and participants of Poynter’s Teachapalooza (a learning seminar for journalism educators).

The dinner conversation will chronicle how he obtained the “Access Hollywood” tape that upended President Trump’s campaign in early October. Fahrenthold’s will also describe how he used Twitter, a phone and a notepad to track President Trump’s bogus charitable contributions.

Fahrenthold will then serve as instructor at Teachapalooza from June 2 to 4, helping participants get up to date on the data and storytelling trends that are shaping journalism.

Fahrenthold was behind some of the biggest scoops of the 2016 campaign. The Post’s publisher, Fred Ryan, said Fahrenthold’s work “dominated political conversation during much of the presidential race and ranks as one of the greatest runs of political journalism in recent memory.”

The Washington Post honored him for “persistent reporting that created a model for transparent journalism in political campaign coverage while casting doubt on Donald Trump’s assertions of generosity toward charities.”

Learn more about Fahrenthold, then sign up to join us for the community conversation and Teachapalooza.


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