2020 U.S. Presidential Elections
On September 23rd, AmCham Bulgaria hosted a webinar with Jon Decker, Fox News Radio Correspondent to the White House. The main topic of the session was the “2020 U.S. Presidential Elections”.
AmCham Bulgaria members got some fresh insight on the campaign, the two-parties candidates, the specifics of the states’ preferences and potential flipping, as well as on the social media weaponization, rivals’ messages, and main messages.
The moderation was entrusted to Dr. Christopher Karadjov, professor at the California State University and long-time AmCham Bulgaria fellow.
The event was supported by America for Bulgaria Foundation. It was powered by Cisco WebEx.
Date(s) - 23/09/2020
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
THE AMERICAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE IN BULGARIA
is pleased to invite its members to an exclusive webinar with a guest speaker
WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT – FOX NEWS
Moderator: CHRISTOPHER KARADJOV, Associate Professor, California State University
AmCham Members are invited to send questions in advance till September 19th, COB.
Working language: English.
Kindly register up to three participants per company below until September 21st, 2020, noon. You will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to join the meeting and a link for access.
Who is Jon Decker
Jon Decker is the White House correspondent for Fox News Radio and has been a member of the White House Press Corps since 1995. In 2015, he was elected by his colleagues to the Board of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He is also on the faculty of Georgetown University and the UCLA School of Law where he is an Adjunct Professor. Jon, a member of the Washington, DC Bar, is the only lawyer in the White House Press Corps.
Previously, Jon served as the White House correspondent for Reuters Television and SiriusXM Radio; Washington correspondent for PBS Television’s “Nightly Business Report”; the host of PBS Television’s “This Week in Business”; business reporter for the NBC affiliate in Washington (WRC); and field producer for NBC in Miami. He has served as a Media Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and was also an aide to the late U.S. Senator John Heinz. Jon, who was born in Washington, DC, received his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees with Honors from the University of Pennsylvania and received a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School. He also studied international law at the Sorbonne in Paris.
Jon has covered the Clinton, Bush, Obama and Trump Administrations, as well as 25 State of the Union Addresses, 6 Presidential elections and the Impeachments of both President Clinton and President Trump. He has been in the Supreme Court to cover some of the most important cases of the past two decades – including Bush v. Gore, NFIB v. Sebelius – which challenged the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, and Windsor v. United States – the landmark civil rights case concerning same-sex marriage.
Jon has also covered all four tennis Grand Slams and has served as a Commentator on the Tennis Channel. He also serves as a Board Member of the Washington Tennis & Education Foundation and on the Board of Governors of the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
In the past two decades, Jon has reported from Athens, Brussels, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Geneva, The Hague, Stockholm, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, the West Bank, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Montreal, Panama, Hong Kong, Beijing, Taipei, Singapore, Seoul, the DMZ, Melbourne, Buenos Aires, Puerto Rico, the Bahamas, Havana and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Columbia Journalism Review has called Jon “refreshingly self-aware-for-a-reporter.”
Who is Christopher Karadjov
Christopher Karadjov, known as Chris or Fori to his friends, started his journalistic career in Bulgaria in the tumultuous transition times of the early 1990s. He worked as a political reporter and editor for newspapers such as 24 Hours and Standart, contributed to the Bulgarian National Radio and BBC, and served as a deputy managing editor for Sega magazine. He became a staff writer for The Dallas Morning News in Dallas, Texas, in 1996. Karadjov studied for his doctorate in mass communication at the University of Florida in 1997-2001 and taught at the State University of New York before moving to the West Coast in 2005 as a professor at the California State University, Long Beach.
Despite his academic commitments, he still contributes regularly to numerous Bulgarian news outlets (Club Z, Dnevnik, Sega, 24 Hours, BNR, bTV, TV+, Bulgaria On Air, TV Evropa), along with his work for U.S. publications.
Dr. Karadjov is a scholar of media effects, political communication, media literacy and journalism practices with research publications in academic journals in the United States, Europe and Asia. He teaches classes in global news media, investigative reporting, political campaigns, media law and mass communication research methods. He edited AmCham Bulgaria’s magazine for a decade until 2018.