Virtual authors event - Political Godmother, with Meg Heckman

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020, 7pm EDT. Did you miss this event? We recorded it! Watch it here, and share it with people you think might enjoy it.

Concord Monitor alum Meg Heckman (in conversation with fellow Concord Monitor alum Pamela Walsh) visits Gibson's Bookstore virtually to share her new book, Political Godmother: Nackey Scripps Loeb and the Newspaper that Shook the Republican Party, which looks at how the Union Leader's CEO’s rough-and-tumble political life against the backdrop of the right-wing media landscape of the late twentieth century.

Newspaper publisher and GOP kingmaker Nackey Scripps Loeb headed the Union Leader Corporation, one of the most unusual—and influential—local newspaper companies in the United States. Her unapologetic conservatism and powerful perch in the home of the first-in-the-nation presidential primary elicited fear and respect while her leadership of New Hampshire’s Union Leader gave her an outsized role in American politics.

We will be hosting Ms Heckman via ZOOM webinar. ZOOM is free for audience members to use. We encourage you to familiarize yourself with ZOOM ahead of time. A ZOOM widget (computer) or app (smartphone) and an internet connection are required to participate. There is no admittance fee to attend this virtual event, but event registration is required. A registration link can be found here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/7515899915718/WN_dtMh0CYWQMmThmyQG90_ww

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Meg Heckman is an assistant professor of journalism at Northeastern University, Boston. She worked as a reporter and editor for the Concord (NH) Monitor for more than a decade. Her recent work has appeared in the Columbia Journalism Review, the Boston Globe, Media Report to Women, and USA Today.
Pamela Walsh is a former journalist who had worked in New Hampshire politics and government for more than 20 years, running severql campaigns and serving as chief of staff to former Governor Maggie Hassan. She lives in Concord.
Event date: 
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
45 South Main St
Concord, NH 03301
Political Godmother: Nackey Scripps Loeb and the Newspaper That Shook the Republican Party Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781640121935
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Potomac Books - June 1st, 2020

Newspaper publisher and GOP kingmaker Nackey Scripps Loeb headed the Union Leader Corporation, one of the most unusual—and influential—local newspaper companies in the United States.


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