New York Times reporter to speak at Penn State about covering U.S. presidents

Charles Savage, a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist, will discuss writing about U.S. presidents at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Penn State’s Foster Auditorium.

Free and open to the public, Savage’s talk, titled “Watch the Throne: The Promises and Perils of Covering Presidential Power,” is part of The McCourtney Institute for Democracy’s Media and Deliberation series this year. The auditorium is in the Paterno Library.

Savage, the second speaker of this year’s series, wrote the award-winning book “Takeover: The Return of the Imperial Presidency and the Subversion of American Democracy.”

The institute, within the Penn State College of the Liberal Arts, “promotes rigorous scholarship and practical innovations to advance the democratic process in the United States and abroad,” according to a Penn State news release.