Chris Stirewalt:
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Broken News with Chris Stirewalt

Don’t miss this warm, funny professional’s guided tour of an industry that is failing us-the “Broken News.” You’ll laugh, you’ll cry. You’ll know a thing or two to do to fix it.

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Our very special guest, a former Fox News political editor, gives us an inside view of the rage-driven political environment we’ve found ourselves plunged into: “Rage revenue-addicted news companies are plagued by shoddy reporting, sensationalism, groupthink, and brain-dead partisan tribalism. Newsrooms rely on emotion-driven blabber to entrance conflict-addled super users.” We think that just about nails it. Don’t miss this warm, funny professional’s guided tour of an industry that is failing us.

Chris Stirewalt is a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he focuses on American politics, voting trends, public opinion, and the media. He is concurrently a contributing editor and weekly columnist for The Dispatch. Before joining AEI, he was political editor of Fox News Channel, where he helped coordinate political coverage across the network and specialized in on-air analysis of polls and voting trends.

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This important programming is offered in partnership with Florida Humanities as a part of our multi-year series “UNUM: Democracy Reignited.” Keep reading to meet our streaming partners and learn more about Mr. Stirewalt.


Before joining Fox News Channel, Mr. Stirewalt served as political editor of the Washington Examiner, where he wrote a twice-weekly column and led political coverage for the newspaper. He also served as political editor of the Charleston Daily Mail and West Virginia Media. Mr. Stirewalt began his career at the Wheeling Intelligencer in West Virginia.

A well-known political commentator, Mr. Stirewalt wrote about his personal experience of the 2020 election in the Los Angeles Times. He is the author of “Every Man a King: A Short, Colorful History of American Populists” (Twelve Books, 2018), in which he looks at American populism through the history of seven famous populists.

Mr. Stirewalt is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, where he studied history.

We’re delighted to welcome streaming partners Braver Angels McCourtney Institute for Democracy, National Institute for Civil Discourse, BridgeUSA, Listen First Project, USC Dornsife Center for the Political FutureCommon Ground Committee, Civic Health Project, YOUnify, Citizen Connect, Center for the Humanities at University of Miami, Tallahassee Democrat, WFSU Public Media,and Network for Responsible Public Policy.

*Funding for this program was provided through a grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.



Chris Stirewalt, Senior Fellow
American Enterprise Institute
Broken News
American Enterprise Institute