"It's Not Trump: Our Political Crisis Did Not Begin with this President"
Author and journalist, John Nichols has written and co-written a series of books on media and democracy and the challenge of the future. Nichols is a contributing writer for The Progressive and In These Times and the associate editor of the Capital Times. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and dozens of other newspapers. Nichols is a frequent guest on radio and television programs as a commentator on politics and media issues. His remarks to the Civics Club will extend from his recent lectures in Europe on the next economy and the next politics.
Michael Xenos is a Communication Arts professor and Chair of the Department of Communication Arts, and also an affiliate faculty member in Life Sciences Communication. His research and teaching interests are centered on the effects of new media on political engagement and public deliberation.
His primary focus is on the extent to which the internet and social media may help individuals learn about political issues, form opinions, and participate in politics. He is also interested in the ways that political candidates, journalists, and other political actors adapt to changes in information and communication technologies — and how these adaptations affect broader dynamics of political communication and public deliberation.
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