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NKU Hosts a Panel Discussion and Community Forum on “Democracy and the Informed Citizen”

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September 6, 2018– Northern Kentucky University will host a panel discussion on journalism and media in politics as part of a Kentucky Humanities’ project titled Kentucky Reads: “All the King’s Men. The panel, “Democracy and the Informed Citizen,” will take place on September 13 in the Otto Budig Theatre.

The Humanities’ project is a statewide effort for Kentuckians to revisit native Robert Penn Warren’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel “All the King’s Men. NKU English Professor Dr. Jonathan S. Cullick, author of “A Reader’s Companion” to the book, has been touring the Commonwealth discussing contemporary populism, political discourse and their relationship to journalism.

“As a dedicated teacher of literature and writing, Robert Penn Warren would agree, I believe, that an education grounded in language, literature, and rhetoric is a powerful instrument to ensure the continuing health of democracy,” said. Dr. Cullick. “’All the King’s Men’ demonstrates how seductive the power of politics and political language can be.”

Dr. Cullick will deliver the keynote address and then join the panel discussion with Trey Grayson, the former Kentucky secretary of state, and Judith Clabes, editor and publisher of the Northern Kentucky Tribune. Jay Stowe, former editor-in-chief of Cincinnati Magazinewill moderate.

·       What: Democracy and the Informed Citizen Panel Discussion

·       When: September 13, 2018, 6:30 p.m.

·       Where: NKU’s Otto Budig Theatre

The event is open to the public. To register, visit:

For more information on “All the King’s Men: A Reader’s Companion,” click here.

About NKU:  Northern Kentucky University is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2018! Founded in 1968, we are a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names. For more information on our 50th, visit