Department of Political Science


The View from Abroad: Media Coverage of US Politics and Global Affairs (IN-PERSON EVENT: US Embassy)

29 March 2022, 12:00 pm–1:00 pm

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International media outlets are essential in explaining and analysing US politics and world events for global audiences. How do UK-based journalists cover US politics? How do they cover conflicts like the crisis in Ukraine? What is the role of the media in preserving democratic societies, and what challenges are journalists facing in this regard?

This event is free.

Event Information

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Abi Turner

In this event, the US Embassy and the UCL Centre on US Politics (CUSP) welcome a panel of leading London-based journalists to discuss their approaches in covering the US and world affairs, exploring the changing roles and responsibilities of media in times of political division and global instability.


  • Mr. Ros Atkins, BBC. Ros Atkins is the presenter of Outside Source on BBC News Channel and BBC World News. His explainer series 'Ros Atkins on...' has been viewed millions of times across social media and BBC platforms. Ros co-presented BBC Radio's special coverage of the US Presidential Election in 2020. 
  • Ms. Francine Lacqua, Bloomberg. Francine Lacqua is an award-winning London-based co-anchor of ‘Bloomberg Surveillance: Early Edition,’ and the anchor of ‘Leaders with Lacqua,’ a special series where she sits down with top CEOs, entrepreneurs, and public figures.
  • Mr. Joseph C. Sternberg, Wall Street Journal. Joseph C. Sternberg is a member of the Wall Street Journal's editorial board and the Political Economics columnist. He joined the Journal in 2006 as an editorial writer in Hong Kong, where he also edited the Business Asia column. He is author of The Theft of a Decade: How the Baby Boomers Stole the Millennials' Economic Future, examining the consequences of the Great Recession.
  • Moderator: Dr. Julie Norman, UCL Centre on US Politics (CUSP)

Location: US Embassy, 33 Nine Elms Lane, London, SW8 5DE

Register by Wednesday 9 March for an in-person ticket (spaces limited). Registrants will be contacted one week before the event to confirm their admission.

This event is sponsored by the US Embassy, the UCL Centre on US Politics (CUSP), and the British Association for American Studies (BAAS).

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