Richard Benedetto: Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow presents “Journalism in the Age of Social Media and Fake News”
October 23, 2018
McGann Conference Center
SJC Long Island has invited Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Richard Benedetto, retired White House correspondent and political columnist, to present the lecture, “Journalism in the Age of Social Media and Fake News.”
Benedetto is a retired White House correspondent and former columnist for USA Today and Gannett News Service. He reported on government and politics on the local, state and national levels for nearly 40 years. He continues his involvement in journalism as a consultant for C-SPAN, writing political commentary for various publications and teaching journalism at American University in Washington, D.C. As a journalist, Benedetto covered the presidencies of Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, and covered every presidential campaign from 1984-2004 and every national political convention since 1976. Benedetto wrote a memoir of his long reporting career, Politicians Are People, Too, and received numerous journalism awards and the National Italian American Foundation Media Award.
For more information, contact Dr. Amy Poland at [email protected] or 631.687.1209.
The Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows program, which is administered by the Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) in Washington, D.C., brings prominent artists, diplomats, journalists, business leaders and other professionals to campuses across the U.S. for a weeklong residential program of classes, seminars, workshops, lectures and informal discussions. For more than 45 years, visiting fellows have been introducing students and faculty members at liberal arts colleges to a wide range of perspectives on life, society, community and achievement. For more information, visit CIC’s website at cic.edu/visitingfellows.