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AP national political editor David Scott kicks off sixth season of NKU’s ‘Six@Six’ lecture series


HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. – Northern Kentucky University’s Six@Six lecture series will begin its sixth season next week with an appearance by Associated Press national political editor David Scott, who will offer an insider’s glimpse into the 2016 presidential election – and its fascinating candidates.

“Covering a presidential campaign is always complex but perhaps more so this year, given the number of candidates,” said Mark Neikirk, director of NKU’s Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement. “For journalists, it’s impossible to be everywhere at once and to write about every candidate and issue every day. So how does a news organization decide who’ll get the most coverage and which issues will get the most attention? David Scott will give you a view from inside the newsroom of the world’s most important news organization.”

“Six@Six: Covering the 2016 Presidential Election” begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7 in NKU’s Griffin Hall Digitorium.

It is the first of seven lectures in the 2015-16 season, which runs through April.

Future topics include:

  • Race and Race Relations in the U.S.; Nov. 18
  • Punk Talks – Mental Health in the Emo and Punk Community; Dec. 2
  • Project Hope and the Study of the Good Life; Feb. 3
  • Sherlock Holmes Version 2.0: Forensic Science in Scotland; March 2
  • Gangsters, Baseball, and Fried Chicken; April 5
  • The Timeless Connection of W.G. Sebald and G.W. Steller; April 28

The interactive community lectures are sponsored by NKU's Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement. The cost is $6 per lecture, or $30 for the entire season. Students are admitted free.

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