Apr 25, 2012

Atlanta Journal-Constitution Economics Writer Concludes FVCC President's Lecture Series with How Media Impacts Politics

Atlanta Journal-Constitution Economics Writer Michael E. Kanell will wrap up Flathead Valley Community College’s President’s Lecture Series May 1 with his presentation, “How the News Media Impacts the Political Press.”  The event will take place at 7 p.m. in the large community meeting room inside the Arts and Technology Building on the college’s Kalispell campus.

During his presentation, Kanell will discuss whether political careers are based upon leadership abilities or media savvy.

Kanell, a graduate of Princeton University with a degree in law from Boston University, has worked as a business and economics reporter for more than two decades, covering a wide range of issues from the mortgage meltdown to the economic impact of immigration.  During the 1980s, he covered the wars and upheaval in Central America, reporting from the region.  As a breaking news reporter, he was a member of two teams that won awards from the New England Press Association.  Last year, the series he co-wrote on the future of Atlanta received the Society of American Business Editors and Writers’ Award for Best Use of Multimedia.

Over the last few years, Kanell has appeared on National Public Radio and a number of television talk shows on networks such as CNBC.  He also is the co-author of “Presimetrics: What the Facts Tell Us About How the Presidents Measure Up On the Issues We Care About,” a book on the economic performance of U.S. presidents.

The event is free and open to the community.  For more information, call 756-3832.