Eric Deggans is an award-winning journalist who has covered TV. media, music and pop culture for more than 20 years. Currently serving as TV/Media Critic for the Tampa Bay Times, he also provides regular commentaries for National Public Radio. He has also appeared on PBS’ NewsHour, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News Channel and the Tom Joyner Morning Show, among other outlets.
Now, he’d like to bring those insights — developed over decades of thinking, writing and speaking out — to your event as a keynote speaker!
“This book is an attempt to decode the ways media outlets profit by segmenting Americans. I call it the Tyranny of the Broad Niche; what happens as the biggest pieces of an increasingly fragmented audience are courted at the expense of many others.”
Friends of the Library Association.
St. Petersburg Public Library Main Branch (Auditorium)
3745 Ninth Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL
Florida Studio Theater, 1241 N. Palm Ave., Sarasota, FL
Buskirk Chumley Theater
114 E. Kirkwood Ave., Bloomington, IN, 47401
Open to the public.
“If you care about this country, if you want to take part in a citizen’s movement that helps heal the deep racial, economic, and cultural divides tearing us apart, you must read Eric Deggans’ Race-Baiter. No book of recent vintage so thoroughly dissects the media’s monetized appetite for division. Provocative, honest, and smart, Race-Baiter is a supremely important book. Read it and let the conversation begin.”
—Connie May Fowler, Author of Before Women Had Wings