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Flagler Forum lecture to focus on "The Golden Age of Grievance"

Jan 4, 2018

Domenico Montanaro, NPR’s Lead Editor for Politics and Digital Audience, will give a talk on “The Golden Age of Grievance” at the Flagler College Forum on Government and Public Policy on Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. in the college’s Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada St.

With a rising tide of frustration and anger across the nation that is reflected in our politics, in our communities and our places of work and play, Montanaro will discuss the phenomenon, from last year’s election to a similar dynamic in marches, protests, public meetings and especially social media. He will also talk about what is fueling the frustration and how it may evolve in the future.

At NPR News in Washington, D.C., Montanaro directs political coverage across the network's broadcast and digital platforms. He also helped create the framework for how NPR covered the 2016 primaries and general election, as well as its award-winning fact-checking, record-breaking online content and the popular NPR Politics Podcast.

Prior to joining NPR in 2015, Montanaro served as 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. Before PBS NewsHour, Montanaro spent seven years at NBC News, where he was deputy political editor. While at NBC he covered two presidential elections and reported and edited for the network's political blog, "First Read."

Montanaro once worked at CBS News in its polling unit and wrote the network's briefing materials for the 2006-midterm elections. He has also worked at ABC News, was a reporter and editor at The Asbury Park Press in New Jersey, and taught high-school English in New Jersey. Montanaro earned a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Delaware and a master's from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.

For more than 30 years, the Flagler College Forum on Government and Public Policy has invited nationally recognized journalists and commentators to St. Augustine to discuss issues of importance in regional, state and federal government. All Forums take place in Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada St., at 7 p.m. Forums are free and open to the public, but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. If you are a person with a disability and need reasonable accommodations, please contact Lynn Francisco at 904-819-6460. Sign Language Interpreters are available upon request with a minimum of three days’ notice.

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