The Onion Editor to Discuss Political Humor in Hamilton Lecture

Baratunde Thurston
Baratunde Thurston
Baratunde Thurston, The Onion’s Web/Politics editor, will host a discussion at Hamilton College about political humor and the effect of new media on progressive politics on Tuesday, April 20, at 7 p.m., in the Red Pit in the Kirner-Johnson building. The lecture is sponsored by the Hamilton College Democrats and is free and open to the public.

Thurston holds a bachelor of arts in philosophy from Harvard University and currently lives in New York City where he works for the satirist newspaper The Onion. Thurston is also the co-founder of the black humor political blog, Jack and Jill Politics, and is the host of Popular Science’s Future Of on the Science Channel. He has self-published three books and is currently working on his fourth, How to be Black.

Thurston was nominated for the Bill Hick’s Award for Thought-Provoking Comedy and has spoken at the National Conference for Media Reform, Netroots Nation, South by Southwest Interactive, and Web 2.0 Expo. He has been featured in or written for a multitude of news media outlets including ABC, NPR, CNN, The Boston Globe, The New York Times, C-Span, and Comedy Central.
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