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Peter Slevin

Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications

Professor of Journalism


Areas of Focus

  • Politics
  • Political messaging and media, including
    • "Post-Truth Politics”
    • The role of the media in Donald Trump’s presidency
    • The Obamas, especially Michelle Obama
  • U.S. foreign policy
  • Reporting strategies for domestic and international current affairs


  • Spent 10 years on Washington Post national staff, including roles as diplomatic correspondent in D.C. and Chicago-based national correspondent
  • Author of “Michelle Obama: A Life” (Knopf 2015)
  • Served as European bureau chief for Miami Herald for seven years
  • Reported on international affairs in Russia, Cuba, central Europe, Haiti and more