Axios' Sara Fischer and Axios Co-Founder & CEO Jim VandeHei kicking off the event

Axios Media Trends reporter Sara Fischer hosted a conversation on the future of media Tuesday night. Discussing what today's trends will mean for platforms, brands, and agencies, Fischer dug into the industry's biggest questions with four experts:

  • Liz Bowyer, Global Co-Head of Brand & Content Strategy, Goldman Sachs
  • Laura Gentles, Executive Vice President, Brand Practice, Edelman
  • Peter Hamby, Host, Good Luck America, Snapchat
  • Jim VandeHei, Co-Founder & CEO, Axios

Go deeper: Read Axios' Shannon Vavra's recap here.

Thank you Edelman for partnering with us on this event.

Guests lining up outside The Showroom in D.C.Chuck Kennedy
Peter Hamby, Host of Good Luck America, SnapchatChuck Kennedy
Three fish with a longer attention span than youChuck Kennedy
Liz Boyer, Global Co-Head of Brand & Content Strategy, Goldman SachsChuck Kennedy
Axios360 serving one of its three bite-sized foods worthy of your taste buds. Chuck Kennedy
A guest scrolls through the Axios stream on a giant iTabChuck Kennedy
Laura Gentles, Executive Vice President, Brand Practice, EdelmanChuck Kennedy
Guests, coming from industries across D.C., enjoying the post-event receptionChuck Kennedy

Go deeper

Updated 8 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 9:45 p.m. ET: 19,282,972 — Total deaths: 718,851 — Total recoveries — 11,671,491Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 9:45 p.m. ET: 4,937,441 — Total deaths: 161,248 — Total recoveries: 1,623,870 — Total tests: 60,415,558Map.
  3. Politics: Trump says he's prepared to sign executive orders on coronavirus aid.
  4. Education: Cuomo says all New York schools can reopen for in-person learning.
  5. Public health: Surgeon general urges flu shots to prevent "double whammy" with coronavirus — Massachusetts pauses reopening after uptick in coronavirus cases.
  6. World: Africa records over 1 million coronavirus cases — Gates Foundation puts $150 million behind coronavirus vaccine production.

Warren and Clinton to speak on same night of Democratic convention

(Photos: Abdulhamid Hosbas/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images, Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton both are slated to speak on the Wednesday of the Democratic convention — Aug. 19 — four sources familiar with the planning told Axios.

Why it matters: That's the same night Joe Biden's running mate (to be revealed next week) will address the nation. Clinton and Warren represent two of the most influential wise-women of Democratic politics with the potential to turn out millions of establishment and progressive voters in November.

Trump considering order on pre-existing condition protections, which already exist

Photo: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images

President Trump announced on Friday he will pursue an executive order requiring insurance companies to cover pre-existing conditions, something that is already law.

Why it matters: The Affordable Care Act already requires insurers to cover pre-existing conditions. The Trump administration is currently arguing in a case before the Supreme Court to strike down that very law — including its pre-existing condition protections.