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Communication Week draws CNN’s Candy Crowley, as well as Pulitzer winner

Sep 3, 2008
by Staff

As the presidential primaries were heating up between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, one of CNN’s chief election correspondents took a quick break from the campaign trail to give Flagler students an insider’s perspective.

CNN Senior Correspondent Candy Crowley was one of several prominent media speakers at Communication Week this past March. The annual event brings to Flagler a variety of professionals working in journalism, public relations and new media. Crowley spoke on the frenzied pace of TV
reporting and the presidential race.

“On the Democrat side, we never get a chance to see anyone up close. The public has not been as well-served because it doesn’t know who these people are,” she told The St. Augustine Record. “Something in me says, ‘Do we know enough?’ It’s hard to find a moment when we think ‘This is the person, not the candidate.’ We don’t have a chance to flesh them out.”

Other speakers included Cheryl Diaz-Meyer, a senior staff photographer for The Dallas Morning News, was a co-recipient of the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography for her work on the invasion and aftermath of the war in Iraq.

Communication Week is organized by Flagler’s Communication Department and is hosted by the Flagler
chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America.

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