Covering politics with speed and depth in the twitter age

Flagler College announced to local Historic City News reporters that the Forum on Government and Public Policy would host Michael Tackett, political editor for the government team at Bloomberg News, on January 17th in St Augustine.

The Forum will take place in the Flagler College Auditorium, 14 Granada Street at 7:00 p.m.

Tackett’s presentation will be “Covering Politics with Speed and Depth in the Age of Twitter.” Tackett will look at the issue of maintaining quality in the competitive age of rapid news coverage.

Prior to joining Bloomberg, Tackett was on the staff of the Chicago Tribune, where he worked for 28 years, most recently as Washington bureau chief. He has worked in D.C. since 1992, covering the Justice Department and serving as deputy bureau chief.

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.

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. Call (904) 819-6400 or visit for more information on this series.

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