GROTON -- Steve Kornacki is coming home.

The national political correspondent for NBC news and MSNBC will be the guest of the Groton History Center on Jan. 25, 7 p.m. at Lawrence Academy Performing Arts Center, Kornacki will speak on "Journalism and politics: an updated history."

Newspapers used to be a major source of information for many who wanted to be kept up-to-date with current events. The media these days offer a wide variety of alternatives to newspapers. How does this new media/pop culture environment influence how we get our information? What will be the impact on the upcoming elections in 2018 and 2020? What role do newspapers play in this scenario if any?

Kornacki will talk about the history of journalism and how the role of media has changed with the new style of communication embraced by today's politicians. What are its effects and how will it impact the way campaigns are run? How has it changed our view of politics?

Kornacki regularly fills in for Chris Matthews. He has consistently appeared in prime time on election nights providing real-time analysis of voting patterns, exit polls, and electoral data.

His work has also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, New York Daily News, New York Post, Boston Globe, Daily Beast and at Capital New York, where he's written a series of deeply-researched profiles of prominent New York political figures. A native of Groton, he graduated from Groton-Dunstable Regional High School and Boston University.

There will be no charge for this event.


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