Froma Harrop is a syndicated columnist whose work appears in about 200 newspapers, including The Dallas Morning News, Seattle Times, Denver Post, Detroit News, and Newsday. Her column is distributed by Creators Syndicate in Los Angeles. Media Matters ranks Harrop 20th nationally in total readership and 14th in large newspaper concentration. Her columns are featured in several book anthologies. Read More >
A growing number of Americans say they don’t identify with either major political candidate in our two-party system. In this keynote, speaker Froma Harrop discusses the role of changing demographics, who’s showing up at the poles, and the rise of independents. She looks back to the last election to outline several lessons we should have learned.
A seasoned journalist and the president of the Association of Opinion Journalists, speaker Froma Harrop is in an ideal position to address issues surrounding the media and civic discourse. In this presentation, she discusses what we mean by “media,” how new media changed the rules of civic discourse, what’s acceptable and who decides, whether civic discourse has always been this nasty, and how to foster safe havens for intelligent conversation.
In this unique keynote, speaker Froma Harrop looks back to our consumer origins—how Wizard of Oz author Frank Baum made shopping a fantasy fulfillment—and explores where it’s headed in the digital age. Along the way, she discusses such issues as time vs. money and borrowing to buy.