Russell Library Hosts AJC Journalist for Congress Week Discussion

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To mark Congress Week, UGA’s Richard B. Russell Library for Political Research and Studies will host a virtual event featuring Atlanta Journal-Constitution senior reporter Tamar Hallerman, who will discuss her work as a journalist covering politics and Congress in Washington.

The April 8 event is scheduled for 1 p.m. via Zoom Webinar, and is free and open to students, faculty, and the community.

Hallerman, a senior reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's enterprise team, currently writes about women in society, LGBTQ issues, the urban-rural divide, and other matters at the nexus of politics, business, and culture. She moved to Atlanta in December 2019 after four years as the AJC's Washington correspondent, where she chronicled Georgia's congressional delegation and covered several U.S. House and Senate campaigns, former U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, and the state's protracted fights over emergency hurricane aid and water rights. Hallerman previously wrote about government spending for Congressional Quarterly Roll Call, energy and climate change for a trade publication, and has dabbled in public radio. She is also a frequent guest on Georgia Public Radio’s popular current affairs program Political Rewind with Bill Nigut.   

Moderating the April discussion will be two UGA professors: Audrey Haynes, associate professor of political science and director of the applied politics certificate program in the School of Public and International Affairs, and Joseph Watson, Carolyn Caudell Tieger Professor of Public Affairs Communication in the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

For more information about the webinar, see the registration link or contact Ashton Ellett at