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High Noon: “Media in the Age of Trump”

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What’s it like for a journalist covering national politics when President Donald Trump has called the media the “enemy of the American people” and Chief White House strategist Stephen Bannon has described the press as “the opposition party?”

Jessica Taylor, a Furman alum and Lead Digital Political Reporter for National Public Radio, will talk about the role of the media and what life is like in Washington, D.C., these days when she speaks at the university’s High Noon spring lecture series Wednesday, April 12.

Jessica Taylor, a 2007 Furman graduate, is a journalist with NPR and is based in Washington, D.C.

“Media in the Age of Trump” begins at noon at the Upcountry History Museum-Furman.  It is free and open to the public.

This is the final lecture of the spring series.

Taylor, a 2007 Furman graduate who majored in political science, is based in Washington, D.C., where she covers national politics and elections for NPR digital.  Before joining NPR in May 2015, she was campaign editor for The Hill newspaper, where she oversaw the 2014 midterm coverage, managed a team of political reporters and wrote her own biweekly column.

Prior to The Hill, Taylor was a writer and producer for MSNBC’s “The Daily Rundown with Chuck Todd” and a contributor to the NBC News Political Unit. She has been quoted in The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and USA Today, and has appeared as a commentator on MSNBC, Fox News, C-SPAN and CNN.

The Upcountry History Museum/Furman is located at 540 Buncombe Street in downtown Greenville’s Heritage Green area.

For more information, contact Furman’s Marketing and Public Relations office at 864-294-3107 or vince.moore@furman.edu.

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