Fall 2016, the Active Citizen program continues with a new guest speaker and topic. This year we will be working with Ray Hartmann, member of the St. Louis Print Hall of Fame. You may know Ray from his work with the Riverfront Times, St. Louis Magazine and KETC’s Donnybrook.
A brief bio: Although his first job out of college was working as a newspaper reporter in New York, Ray Hartmann hit his stride after returning to St. Louis. In March of 1977, at the age of 24, he founded Hartmann Publishing and its initial publication, Profile St. Louis. Within months, that paper was dropped and the Riverfront Times was born. Under his ownership, the RFT became one of the ten largest alternative newsweeklies in the nation, and it was twice named Missouri’s top news weekly. He sold the paper and bought St. Louis Magazine, where he served as CEO. Ray was showered with local and national honors, and he was also a popular member of the weekly panel on “Donnybrook” on KETC-TV. In 2010, Ray was elected to the St. Louis Media Print Hall of Fame.
Ray Hartmann will be visiting St. Louis area schools to discuss the how American democracy that we read about in many textbooks is a far cry from how many politicians and their surrogates speak. What can students and teachers do to demand more of those who are seeking our trust?
If you have questions about this guest speaker or the Active Citizenship project, please email firstname.lastname@example.org .