Story Behind the Story: David Fahrenthold and the 2016 Election

In the third episode of The Story Behind the Story podcast, Katie Main is joined by Washington Post reporter and recent Pulitzer Prize winner David Fahrenthold.

Photo from Twitter @Fahrenthold.

Fahrenthold spent more than two years covering the 2016 presidential election, specifically investigating Donald Trump’s charitable donations. Fahrenthold’s findings received significant attention and went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting.

The podcast below gives insight into reporting on contentious topics during election season, the important use of social media and how journalists can ask tough questions that will lead to change.

About Katie Main

Katie Main is the Hub's Community Reporter. She is a sophomore journalism major from Cypress, Texas. She enjoys cooking, traveling and staying up to date with politics.

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