Media, communications & democracy amid a global pandemic - A conversation with Dugald McConnell '93 and Loully Saney '16

Tue, Jul 28, 2020, 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Center for Career Development

A conversation with Dugald McConnell '93 and Loully Saney '16 about media, communications & democracy amid a global pandemic. 

The Princeton in Washington (PIW) program brings students, alumni and experts together for exclusive events, to foster connections and provide opportunities to learn about alumni career paths. This year, all events will be virtual. 

This event is open to all current Princeton undergraduates and graduate students. Students must RSVP on Handshake.(link is external) The zoom link will be sent to registered students the day of the event. 


Dugald McConnell is a producer for CNN in Washington DC covering national security, foreign affairs, politics, and government. He produces a story a day for 5pm and occasionally line-produces the 5pm hour with anchor Wolf Blitzer. In the field, McConnell has covered hurricanes and tornados, tsunamis and earthquakes, shootings and protests, and campaigns and elections. In 2004 and 2008 he was an embedded campaign reporter, covering a presidential campaign 24/7 and reporting on air. He has also worked at Fox News Channel, MSNBC, NBC, and PBS. He graduated from Princeton in 1993 majoring in architecture, and got a masters in government from Harvard in 2003.

Loully Saney is Deputy Press Secretary for U.S. Senator Tim Kaine. As a congressional staffer, she has participated in fellowships with the Wilson Center and Hoover Institution at Stanford University focused on foreign and economic policy. While still a student at Princeton, Loully interned at the White House National Economic Council, Office of Science & Technology Policy, and U.S. Department of State. She was elected President of the Council of American Ambassadors Alumni Association after serving as a Walter & Leonore Annenberg Fellow at the State Department in 2015. Loully is a graduate of Princeton University where she studied Politics and received certificates in Near Eastern Studies and History & the Practice of Diplomacy.




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