Sean Spicer and Kellyanne Conway Join Newseum for Special Program

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer

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:

  • Jim Acosta, CNN
  • Mike Allen, Co-founder and Executive Editor, Axios
  • Bret Baier, Fox News
  • Carrie Budoff Brown, POLITICO
  • Kellyanne Conway, Counselor to the President
  • David Fahrenthold, The Washington Post
  • Ari Fleischer, former White House Press Secretary, George W. Bush
  • David Kirkpatrick, journalist and author of “The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company That Is Connecting the World”
  • Julie Pace, The Associated Press
  • Jennifer Palmieri, former White House Communications Director, President Barack Obama
  • Bob Schieffer, CBS News
  • Sean Spicer, White House Press Secretary
  • Charlie Spiering, Breitbart News
  • Brian Stelter, CNN
  • Greta Van Susteren, MSNBC
  • Cecilia Vega, ABC News
  • Glenn Thrush, The New York Times
  • Kristen Welker, NBC News
  • Michael Wolff, The Hollywood Reporter

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.”

Knight Foundation

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.

2 thoughts on “Sean Spicer and Kellyanne Conway Join Newseum for Special Program

  1. Wish I could run back up to D.C. for this event. From my prior experience with “news-journalist” forums, this should be a civil and interesting forum. I continue to believe that the role of Presidential Press Secretary is the MOST DIFFICULT non-senate approval position in an administration. Spicer is getting better at it, especially dealing with a mercurial boss.

  2. I think April 11, 2017, was a pretty bad day for Spicer. He needs to be careful when he speaks extemporaneously.

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