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Forum on Government and Public Policy goes virtual with talk on ‘Athletes, Politics and Sport’

Jan 12, 2021

On Jan. 19 at 4 p.m. Flagler College Forum on Government and Public Policy will for the first time present virtually. William “Bill” Douglas staff writer for and author of blog “The Color of Hockey” will present on “Athletes, Politics and Sport.” This event is free and open to the public virtually.

Headshot of Bill Douglas


Douglas visited Flagler once before in 2008 to discuss more general politics. At the time, Douglas was the White House correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers. He was part of McClatchyʼs 2008 presidential campaign team, having started the season covering former New York Mayor Rudy Giulianiʼs campaign, before shifting to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, and finally to Republican presidential candidate John McCain. Douglas previously spent 16 years at New Yorkʼs Newsday and covered education, higher education, the New York State Legislature, Congress, President Bill Clintonʼs second term, and foreign affairs. Douglas has also reported from city desks of The Charlotte Observer and the Baltimore Evening Sun, and on the features desk of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 


Douglas was born in Long Beach, Calif., raised in Philadelphia, and is a 1980 graduate of the University of South Carolinaʼs College of Journalism and Mass Communications. 


Flagler College Forum on Government and Public Policy has invited nationally-recognized journalists and commentators to St. Augustine since 1998 in order to discuss issues of importance in regional, state and federal government. At this time, all Forums will take place virtually via the following link: 


Forums are free and open to the public for virtual participation. If you are a person with a disability and need reasonable accommodations, please contact Phil Pownall at 904-819-6460. Sign Language Interpreters are available upon request with a minimum of three days’ notice. 


Call 904-826-8677 or visit here for more information. 

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