Scott Dickers, founder of the Onion, talks about blurring the lines between jokes and journalism at CU Boulder

On this morning’s A Public Affair, we hear from Scott Dickers, the founder of the Onion. He spoke at CU Boulder’s Conference of World Affairs last month. Dickers shares the story of creating the Onion back in college with his friends, what they learned in the first few year,s and then lines between fact in fiction became more difficult to understand.

If you listened to the first half of this speech this morning on KGNU’s APA and want to hear the second half, start the video at around 40 minutes.

Alexis Kenyon

Alexis Kenyon

Alexis Kenyon is an experienced radio reporter with more than 15 years of experience creating compelling, sound-rich radio stories for news outlets across the country. Kenyon has master's degrees from the University of California, Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism in radio broadcast and photojournalism. She has worked in KGNU's news department since 2021 as a reporter, editor, and daily news producer. In all her work, she strives to produce thought-provoking, trustworthy journalism that makes other people's stories feel personal. In addition to audio production, Kenyon runs KGNU's news internship program and oversees the department's digital engagement.

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