The Seward House in Auburn is hosting a town-hall-style forum with journalist, attorney, and political analyst Jami Floyd. Floyd, host of NPR’s “All Things Considered”, will discuss politics and the media today, bridging the gap between William Seward’s experiences with the hyper-partisanship of the media throughout his 40-year career in public life as Secretary of State. “I think the saying is true, the more things change the more things stay the same. During Seward’s time, he spent much of his life in the public and dealing with the press and whether they were praising him or criticizing him, especially over his famous Alaska purchase, there was not an objective press at that point in history. In the 19th century, you had your republican newspapers, your democratic newspapers and usually one of each in any moderately sized city. So people knew based on what they believed in that’s where they would go to get their news. And we’re kind of bridging the gap between that during Seward’s time and the criticism and the praise that he felt and then bringing it to today,” said director of development for the Seward House Museum, Maria Coleman.
Floyd will be alongside a panel of other local journalists from across many platforms of media combining their wealth of experience and viewpoints to answer audience questions and lead the discussion.
“All Things Considered, Really: An Evening With Jami Floyd” will take place Saturday, November 2nd starting at 6pm at the West End Theater located at 217 Genesee Street in Auburn. The cost is $10 for members and $15 for the general public. Audience participation is strongly encouraged. For more details on this event and other events at the museum visit SewardHouse.org