TROY symposium to feature journalist Erick Erickson

Posted: Monday, 01 April 2013

TROY - Erick Erickson, a blogger, Fox News contributor and talk radio host, will speak Friday, April 5, at Troy University’s annual journalism symposium.

The event will start at 10 a.m. in the ballroom of the Trojan Center, the student center on the Troy Campus. The public is invited. Admission is free.

Erickson, who is editor-in-chief of the Washington blog RedState.com, will talk about journalism, business, politics and the economy. Sponsors are the Hall School of Journalism and Communication and the Sorrell College of Business’ Manuel H. Johnson Center for Political Economy.

Erickson practiced law for six years, has managed political campaigns, and has appeared on Comedy Central’s “Colbert Report.” After three years as a CNN contributor, he is now a Fox News contributor and a host on Atlanta’s WSB radio. He is co-authored the book “RedState Uprising” and writes “Morning Briefing,” a daily email widely read by conservative pundits and activists.

“Erickson has grabbed his (Republican) party’s power brokers by their elephant-stitched suspenders,” Newsweek wrote. The London Telegraph named him the 65th most influential conservative in America in 2010.

A graduate of Mercer University and its law school, he lives in Macon, Ga., where he is a former city councilman.

Troy University’s annual M. Stanton Evans Symposium on Money, Politics and the Media is named for a Troy faculty member who is a national columnist, commentator and book author and is a former editor of the Indianapolis News. Stan Evans has held the university’s Buchanan Chair of Journalism since 1980.

On the day after this year’s symposium, the Hall School will celebrate its 41st anniversary at a dinner for students and alumni. For information, contact Kate Rowinsky at 334-670-3583

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