The Presidency and the Press Schedule

The 2019 Program Schedule

Below is the schedule for all sessions included in the 2019 Presidency and the Press program. If you know the specific date you would like to view, please select one of them in the list below:

All sessions are subject to change. Please return here for the most up-to-date information in the future.For more information, please contact Dr. Kristen Nevious at (603) 899-1039.

The Press: Preparing to Cover the Road to the White House
Monday, July 15, 2019

Time Event Location
1:00 p.m. Dorm Check-in  Cheshire Hall
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. Orientation & Tour
with Dr. Kristen Nevious, Ph.D., Director

Byline Photo Shoot: SMILE!
The Marlin Fitzwater Center for Communication FC 101

Fitzwater Center Patterson Television Studio
2:00 - 3:30 p.m. Newsroom: Student Solutions Journalism
with Melanie Plenda, Professional-in-Residence, and Kristen Nevious, Ph.D., Fitzwater Center Director
Journalism Lab FC 105
3:30 - 4:00 p.m. Newsroom: Story Meeting
with Melanie Plenda, Professional-in-Residence, and Kristen Nevious, Ph.D., Fitzwater Center Director
Journalism Lab FC 105
4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Briefing: The First in the Nation
with Christina Cliff, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science and Security Studies
Fitzwater Center Patterson Television Studio
5:00 - 5:45 p.m. Press Club: Dinner Dining Hall
6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Newsroom: Narrative Storytelling
with John Kennedy, Producer, Purple States
Fitzwater Center Patterson Television Studio
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.  R&R: Kayaking on Pearly Pond Shuttle leaves from Cheshire Hall parking lot at 7 p.m. and leaves to return to Cheshire Hall at 8 p.m. (Waterfront)
8:00 - 9:00 p.m. Open Studio: Mics, Cameras, and Auditions for WMUR

R&R: The Bubble Game Room

Wal-Mart Run
Journalism Lab FC 105


North Fields Activity Center (Bubble)

Shuttle leaves from Pearly Pond at 8:00 p.m.
9:00 p.m. R&R: Movie & Popcorn Cheshire Community Room (Cheshire Hall)
10:30 p.m. Lights Out Cheshire Hall  

The Road to the White House Runs Through the Granite State: Manchester
Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Time Event Location
7:00 a.m. Breakfast Dining Hall
7:30 a.m. Press Bus Departs Peterson Hall (Manor) Parking Lot
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Briefing: How to Research Candidate Positions on an Issue: Medicare and Medicaid in 2020
with Anna Brown, Director of Research and Analysis for Citizens Count, and Jacquelyn Benson, lead editor, Citizens Count
Franklin Pierce University, Manchester Center
10:15 - 11:15 a.m. Brunch Briefing: The Interview
with GSNC partners:
  • Anna Brown, Director of Research and
    Analysis for Citizens Count
  • Jacquelyn Benson, Lead Editor, Citizens Count
  • Keith Harrington, Free-lance Journalist
  • Carol Robidoux, Publisher, Manchester InkLink
  • Phil Vaughn, Producer, NHPBS
Franklin Pierce University, Manchester Center
11:30 a.m.  - 1:15 p.m. Meet the Press Tour: WMUR-TV 9 and the Noon News
with Jim Breen, Director of News Operations,
Erin Fehlau, Anchor, and Keith Baldi, Assistant News Director
WMUR-TV 9 Manchester
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Briefing: No Labels
with Holly Page, National Strategist, and James Conlon, NH Field Manager
No Labels Building, Hanover Street
3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Campaign Stop: Michael Bennet for America
with Brandon Latham, Deputy Political Director for New Hampshire
TBD
4:00 p.m. Press Bus Departs for Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, NH  TBD
5:00 - 5:45 p.m. Press Club: Dinner  Dining Hall
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.  Policy Briefing: Mental Health and Youth
with Nicole Newell, MA, CMHC, NCC
Director of Counseling and Outreach, Franklin Pierce University 
 Fitzwater Center Patterson Television Studio
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Open Studio: "I have notes, footage, audio...now what?" Journalism Lab FC 105
8:30 p.m. R&R: Movie and Popcorn Cheshire Community Room (Cheshire Hall)
10:30 p.m. Lights Out Cheshire Hall

The Road to the White House Runs Through the Granite State: Concord
Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Time Event Location
7:00 a.m. Press Bus Departs  Peterson Hall Parking Lot
8:30 - 10:45 a.m. Meet the Press Tour: NHPR and Laura Knoy on "The Exchange" New Hampshire Public Radio (NHPR)
11:15 a.m. Photo Op/Stand-Up: Steps of the State House New Hampshire State House
11:30 a.m. Briefing: It Begins Here...at the New Hampshire State House
with Virginia Drew, Director, NH Visitor Center
and tentative stops with the Governor and Secretary of State
New Hampshire State House
1:00 p.m. Lunch New Hampshire State House
2:00 - 3:00 p.m. TBD New Hampshire State House
3:00 p.m. Press Bus Departs for Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, NH   New Hampshire State House
 5:00 - 5:45 p.m. Press Club: Dinner  Dining Hall
 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Briefing: This is What Democracy Looks Like 
with Derek Scalia, Franklin Pierce University
 Fitzwater Center Patterson Television Studio
 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. R&R: Kayaking on Pearly Pond Shuttle Leaves from Peterson Hall (Manor) parking lot at 7:00 p.m., departs at 8:00 p.m.
 8:00 - 9:00 p.m. R&R: The Bubble Game Room

Wal-Mart Run 
North Fields Activity Center (Bubble)

Shuttle leaves from Pearly Pond at 8:00 p.m.
 9:00 p.m. R&R: Movie & Popcorn  Cheshire Community Room (Cheshire Hall)
 10:30 p.m. Lights Out  Cheshire Hall 

Finding Your Voice in the Public Discourse
Thursday, July 18, 2019

Time Event Location
7:30 a.m. Press Club: Breakfast Dining Hall
8:30 - 11:00 a.m. Newsroom: On Deadline
with Melanie Plenda, Professional-in-Residence

Auditions: Meet the Press
with Kristen Nevious, Ph.D., Fitzwater Center Director
Journalism Lab FC 105



Fitzwater Center Patterson Television Studio
11:15 - 11:45 a.m. Press Club: Lunch  Dining Hall 
12:00 (Noon) - 1:00 p.m.  Briefing: Polling Basics 
with Christina Cliff, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science and Security Studies
Fitzwater Center Patterson Television Studio
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.  Briefing: Finding Your Voice 
with Stephen Keimig via ZOOM
Fitzwater Center Patterson Television Studio
2:15 - 3:15 p.m. Briefing: An Analysis of the 2020 Presidential Race
with Trent Spiner, Political Journalist via ZOOM
Fitzwater Center Patterson Television Studio
3:15 - 5:00 p.m.  Newsroom: On Deadline
with Melanie Plenda, Professional-in-Residence 
 Journalism Lab FC 105
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.  Press Club: Dinner  Dining Hall 
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.  Open Studio: Podcasting  Journalism Lab FC 105
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. R&R: Kayaking on Pearly Pond Shuttle leaves from the Cheshire Hall parking lot at 7:00 p.m. and returns at 8:00 p.m.
8:00 - 9:00 p.m. R&R: S'Mores!  TBD
9:00 p.m. R&R Movie & Popcorn Cheshire Community Room (Cheshire Hall)
10:30 p.m. Lights Out  Cheshire Hall 

We're LIVE!
Friday, July 19, 2019

Time Event Location
7:30 a.m. Press Club: Breakfast Dining Hall
8:30 - 11:45 a.m. Newsroom: Granite State Student Voice, On Deadline
with Melanie Plenda, Professional-in-Residence

Pre-Production: Meet the Student Press
Journalism Lab FC 105




Fitzwater Center Patterson Television Studio
12:00 (Noon) - 1:00 p.m. Press Club: Charter Lunch Dining Hall 
1:00 - 2:00 p.m. LIVE: Meet the Student Press: Solutions & The 2020 Presidential Election Fitzwater Center Patterson Television Studio
2:00 p.m. Check-Out Cheshire Hall

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