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In Conversation: Alexis Simendinger

In Conversation

What does it take to listen effectively? How do you craft a story? What does a professional writer always remember? 

These are the questions veteran Washington journalist Alexis Simendinger grapples with each day through her work reporting on Congress and the White House at a time of deep dysfunction in DC and remarkable disruption in the media business. 

We’ll talk with Alexis Simendinger and take your questions. You know Alexis from PBS’s Washington Week, her political analysis on NPR and her work at National Journal and Real Clear Politics. Winner of the Aldo Beckman Award from the White House Correspondent’s Association, she has covered four Presidents, Capitol Hill, and state house policy. Put simply, she’s the pro’s pro. And if you work in comms for good, her experience is invaluable.

Our conversation with Alexis is part of The Network’s new IN CONVERSATION series.

This isn’t your typical Communications Network webinar. No slides. No agenda (beyond the framework below). IN CONVERSATION is a live conversation with your questions — much like recent keynote conversations at ComNet17. This session is your chance to hear insights from someone practicing communications, writing and journalism at an elite level. You can join us via Facebook Live or (via the link provided) our webinar platform.

We’ll explore:

  • How to listen effectively (it’s not always the words that matter)
  • How to craft and write a clear and compelling story
  • The challenges facing journalists reporting from DC today
  • Disruption in the media business

Watch the replay below.



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