Running a newsroom in the 24-hour Trump cycle

Masterclass with New York Times managing editor Joseph Kahn



30 October 2017


Lecture Theatre 1040, Abercrombie Building, University of Sydney


Public event


Free, registration required

Despite a year of animosity between the White House and traditional media outlets like The New York Times, there's little doubt President Donald Trump has transformed the American media landscape.

NYT Managing Editor Joseph Kahn joined United States Studies Centre CEO Professor Simon Jackman to discuss the renaissance for US investigative reporting, the impact of the "fake news" debate, and the current direction of the Trump administration.


  • Joseph Kahn
    Joseph Kahn
    Managing Editor, The New York Times

    Joseph Kahn was named managing editor of The New York Times in September 2016; it is the second-ranking title in the newsroom. Prior to this, he served as assistant editor for International, his first masthead position. Before that, he served as International editor since September 2011 and deputy foreign editor since February 2008.

    Mr. Kahn had been the Beijing bureau chief since July 2003. Previously, he was assigned to Shanghai. He was also a reporter in the Washington bureau, covering international economics and trade and on the business desk in New York, writing about Wall Street.

  • Professor Simon Jackman
    Professor Simon Jackman

    Professor Simon Jackman was Chief Executive Officer of the United States Studies Centre from April 2016 to May 2022. Between 1996 and 2016, he was a Professor of Political Science and Statistics at Stanford University. Jackman's teaching and research centres on public opinion, election campaigns, political participation, and electoral systems with special emphasis on American and Australian politics.