The Child of the Sun Distinguished Speakers Series at Florida Southern College continues next week with a conversation with one of America’s most experienced political journalists.
Domenico Montanaro, lead editor for politics and digital audience at National Public Radio in Washington, will explore the current media landscape and invite questions from the audience in a program, “Stand with the Facts,” at 7 p.m. on March 15 in the Annie Pfeiffer Chapel at FSC. The program is free and open to the public.
Montanaro directs political coverage across National Public Radio’s broadcast and digital platforms. Before joining NPR in 2015, he was political director and senior producer for politics and law at PBS NewsHour. There, he led domestic political and legal coverage, which included the 2014 midterm elections, the Supreme Court, and the unrest in Ferguson, Mo. He also has worked at all three major broadcast networks, including NBC News, where as deputy political editor, he covered two presidential elections and reported and edited for the network’s political blog, “First Read.”
The theme of the 2018 Child of the Sun Distinguished Speakers Series is “A Matter of Facts: Navigating a Post-Truth Era.” The series explores the murky waters of a “post-truth” era in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.