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Michael Kruse is a senior staff writer at POLITICO, where he writes about presidential candidates and campaigns. He has been a journalist since his undergraduate years at Davidson College, and worked for the Tampa Bay Times before joining POLITICO. He has won a number of awards including the National Press Foundation’s Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress. His work has been anthologized in The Best American Newspaper Narratives, Out There: The Wildest Stories from Outside Magazine, and Next Wave: America’s New Generation of Great Literary Journalists.

We’ll be talking about the supposedly post-truth world that we live in and what college students should know about the nature of journalism.

You can follow Michael on twitter @michaelkruse. If you have any comments you can contact Chris Martin at or on twitter @Chrismartin76

Here is the transcript of the episode.

Related Links

All Articles by Michael Kruse from POLITICO and elsewhere

MAGA Babe, Hillary Toilet Paper and Al Gore: The Weird World of the Virtual 2020 Campaign by Michael Kruse, POLITICO, April 30, 2020

The Escalator Ride that Changed America by Michael Kruse, POLITICO, June 2019

Johnstown Never Believed Trump Would Help. They Still Love Him Anyway by Michael Kruse, POLITICO, November 2017

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