Amy Chozick, Chasing Hillary - Lessons from the Campaign Trail

Published on16 JUL 2018

Journalist Amy Chozick discusses what she learned from covering the presidential campaigns of Hillary Clinton and the future of political journalism.

Chozick on the impact of the 2016 presidential election on political journalism: “This was a fascinating election for a lot of reasons. It was the first sort of Twitter and livestreamed election. You really felt like, why would I spend the money to go to Ohio when I could livestream the speech, when I could see on Twitter what's happening, when I could talk to voters on Facebook? But there is real value in still going out in the country and finding out what people are thinking and feeling.”

Chozick on lessons from the Hillary Clinton presidential campaigns: “We’re already seeing some female candidates kind of take the lessons of Hillary in that, I think she...felt this need to be perfect all the time. In return people thought she wasn’t authentic. She sort of couldn’t win. I think partly because we had no template for what a woman at that level looks like... So I certainly learned things from her as I think a lot of women did.”




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