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LA Times journalist and FactCheck founder to give election-related talks at Loyola

| By Stephanie Weaver
Mike Memoli and Kathleen Jamieson
Mike Memoli and Kathleen Jamieson

A Los Angeles Times reporter and the FactCheck founder will give lectures on the presidential election at Loyola University Maryland, as guests of Loyola’s writing department. Both events are free and open to the public.

Mike Memoli, Los Angeles Times White House correspondent and 2016 presidential campaign correspondent, will visit Loyola’s Evergreen Campus on Thursday, Oct. 27. At 3 p.m. in Sellinger VIP Lounge, Memoli will discuss and answer questions about his career as a reporter and the field of journalism. At 5 p.m. in McGuire Hall, Memoli will give remarks about the election after a panel debate of Loyola professors and students.

Memoli, a 2004 Loyola graduate, has covered national politics for 11 years, also working for Real Clear Politics and NBC. The event is co-sponsored by the Loyola Rhetoric Society and Messina.

The founder of FactCheck, a project of The Annenberg Public Policy Center, Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Ph.D., will give her lecture, “What Presidential Debates Reveal,” on Friday, Oct. 28, at 5 p.m. in McGuire Hall. Jamieson is the Elizabeth Ware Packard professor of communication at the Annenberg School for Communication, and Walter and Leonore Annenberg Director of the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the University of Pennsylvania.

Jamieson is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Political and Social Science, and the International Communication Association.

She is the author or co-author of 15 books including, Presidents Creating the Presidency, Echo Chamber: Rush Limbaugh and the Conservative Media Establishment, and unSpun: Finding Facts in a World of Disinformation. Her book, co-authored with Kate Kenski and Bruce Hardy, The Obama Victory: How Media, Money, and Messages Shaped the 2008 Election, received the 2010 American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (PROSE Award) in the area of government and politics.

The event is sponsored by a grant from the Center for Humanities, along with Messina.

These lectures are two of many election-themed lectures Loyola is hosting leading up to Election Day. 

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