Reporter Shares Impact of Media on Government

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Introduction to American Government students recently had the opportunity to gain insight from political reporter George Bennett.
George Bennett

George Bennett

March 15, 2013

Northwood University Introduction to American Government students recently enjoyed a presentation from George Bennett, a political reporter and columnist for the Palm Beach Post.

Bennett shared that his role as a political reporter has an impact on political parties, candidates, elections and the operation of government.

"Hearing about the media's impact on society directly from the source is a greater learning experience for students than merely reading about it in a textbook or listening to a lecture," said Justice Ira J. Raab (Retired), Adjunct Professor of American Government, Northwood University.

Students asked a variety of questions relating to how media acquire leads, verify sources, and more.

Bennett has been a Palm Beach Post reporter since 1992. In addition to his reporting duties, he writes a Monday politics column in the local news section and is a frequent contributor to the Post On Politics blog. He's a graduate of The George Washington University.