Newspapers used to be the major source of information for many of those who wanted to be kept up-to-date with current events. The media these days offers a wide variety of alternatives to newspapers. How does this new media/pop culture environment influence how we get our information today? What will be the impact on the upcoming elections in 2018 and 2020? What role do newspapers play in this scenario, if any?
Steve Kornacki will talk about the history of journalism and how the role of media has changed with the new style of communication embraced by today’s politicians. What are its effects and how will it impact the way campaigns are run? How has it changed our view of politics
Steve Kornacki regularly fills in for Chris Matthews. He has consistently appeared in prime time on election nights providing real-time analysis of voting patterns, exit polls, and electoral data.
His work has also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, New York Daily News, New York Post, Boston Globe, Daily Beast and at Capital New York, where he’s written a series of deeply-researched profiles of prominent New York political figures. Steve is a native of Groton, graduated from Groton-Dunstable High School and Boston University.
While there is no charge for this event, a suggested donation of $15 to support the Groton History Center would be greatly appreciated.
Thursday January 25th, 7:00 PM
Lawrence Academy Performing Arts Center
*Reservations not required. First come, first seated.