What We Learned from Investigating Trump's Foreign Ties
As an investigative reporter for the New York Times, Mark Mazzetti has been reporting on Donald Trump since before he moved into the White House four years ago. What started out as a story on how the unorthodox business leader would shape the presidency, turned into an investigation of Russian interference on the election. Mazzetti and a team of reporters followed the Mueller investigation, but also pursued their own leads. Their effort was awarded a prestigious Pulitzer prize in 2018. Soon after the Mueller report was published last year, Mazzetti and his colleagues moved onto a new story on foreign ties – the Ukraine story.
Reporting on the president and possible ties to foreign powers is the extreme sports of journalism: Not only are the stakes extremely high, you are also trying to get information from some of the most secretive sources imaginable. How did the reporters conduct their investigations? What practical and ethical challenges did they face, and what security concerns did they have to take into account? Two-time Pulitzer-winner Mark Mazzetti joins NMD Online to share what he and the New York Times reporters learned from investigating Trump’s foreign ties.
How governments and political parties manipulate social media to win elections
Will social media manipulation decide the 2020 presidential election in the US? Will disinformation campaigns by states such as Russia and China be successful in swaying voters in European elections to their advantage? Samantha Bradshaw, a researcher on the Computational Propaganda Project at Oxford University, will discuss the strategies, tools, and techniques of social media manipulation used by governments around the world to suppress fundamental human rights, polarize voters, and undermine trust in the media and government institutions. Drawing on the research findings of the Global Disinformation Order, which made headlines in mainstream media outlets such as The New York Times and TechCrunch, Samantha Bradshaw will describe how is social media affecting our democracies, and discuss what can governments, citizens and private companies do to fight back against these campaigns.
RealClearPolitics: The Unfolding Drama of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election
Is Donald Trump’s presidency sign of a realignment in U.S. politics? What are the chances of a second Trump term? What do the polls show Americans are really thinking about their president and their nation’s future? At RealClearPolitics you will find the data that helps provide answers. For millions of Americans and many journalists worldwide, RealClearPolitics is the go-to place for political polling. Washington bureau chief and executive editor Carl Cannon at RealClearPolitics will take a break from the campaign trail to visit the Nordic Media Days. He will discuss polling, interesting demographic trends, what to look out for in the last months of the campaigns and polling, and the topics he believes will decide the election’s outcome.
Dolly Parton’s America: The Podcast that Captured the World
Selected as Podcast of the Year for 2019 by Forbes and the New Yorker, "Dolly Parton’s America" has captured listeners worldwide.
In addition to featuring one of the most iconic artist of all time, the podcast explores a wide range of subjects, such as class and feminism, the universal notion of longing for home, cultural and regional shame, the American Civil War, race, Dolly's particular faith – and, of course, the genius of her music.
Shima Oliaee created the podcast together with Jad Abumrad and listened to every interview, read nearly everything that’s written on Dolly, and watched every boob joke she's made in her fifty year career.
Shima Oliaee joins NMD Online to share her experience of following Dolly around the world - endeavoring to uncover how she is one of the most loved artists alive - and how she turned this experience into the podcast that’s reached fans all over the world.