The great American vote: Insights into the US elections from Politico

Alex Burns, Head of news, Politico
26th June 2024
14:00 - 15:00

Alex Burns is the head of news at Politico. He has covered politics and power for more than a decade, including as national political correspondent for The New York Times during the 2020 presidential election.

A graduate of Harvard College, he edited the Harvard Political Review. In 2022, he co-authored the bestselling book This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden and the Battle for America’s Future. You can find a review of the book in this link. Burns writes Politico’s Tomorrow column, which explores the future of politics and policy debates that cross national lines.

Burns will discuss the challenges journalists face when covering this year's US presidential election and the way they can attract the audience's attention to a contest between two candidates who already competed for the presidency in 2020. If you are interested in this topic, we recommend this piece by Gretel Kahn on how US Latinos are being targeted with misinformation and how fact-checkers are trying to help them.  

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