President Donald Trump is wrapping up his first international trip, which, like his time in office to date, has provided journalists with plenty of fodder.
NBC News chief White House correspondent Hallie Jackson is covering the trip, and in addition to her reporting duties for TODAY, Nightly News, and MSNBC, Jackson has been giving viewers a behind-the-scenes look via “Trump Trip Notebook” entries for nbcnews.com and Snapchat stories.
“Broadcast reporting puts the news of the day into context, whereas my Snapchat offers our viewers a fun behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to cover an international trip like this,” Jackson tells Found Remote. “It’s stuff you’ll never see on “NBC Nightly News” (hello, dog filter!), but I think it helps people get a glimpse of our everyday life and maybe get to know me a little better.”
In her first “Trump Trip Notebook” entry, Jackson discussed the importance of a president’s first trip abroad, but also shared what it’s like for a journalist to prepare for such a trip: “Those late nights at the White House cut into my packing time, as you might imagine. In the car, 30 minutes after throwing heaps of clothes into a suitcase, I realized with dread I’d forgotten the only thing I really need: A phone charger.”
NBC News continues to invest heavily in digital, and it certainly helps when your chief White House correspondent is more than game to share updates across all platforms:
“I grew up in the age of social media, so it’s always been something that’s a part of my day-to-day life,” says Jackson. “The adjustment in that regard has been seamless – I’d be tweeting and snapping anyway. You’ll notice I tend to tailor my posts to different platforms: Insta for photography; Facebook for videos and longer-form digital pieces; Twitter for quick hits and reactions; and Snap for basically everything else (including our White House unit getting punchy in the press file.)”
— Hallie Jackson (@HallieJackson) May 26, 2017