For twenty-five years, (1988-2013), John DeDakis was involved in CNN’s coverage of almost every major national and international news story, retiring in 2013 as a Senior Copy Editor of CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.” DeDakis will take you behind the scenes of journalism to discuss the question “what ever happened to objectivity?” He’ll also read from his latest novel Fake, the follow-up to DeDakis’ award-winning novel Bullet in the Chamber, featuring journalist-protagonist Lark Chadwick, a White House correspondent in the era of “fake news” and #MeToo when facts are suspect and reporters are targets. His fifth novel, "Fake", will be available for sale and signing.
A writing coach and manuscript editor, John DeDakis regularly leads writing workshops at Politics & Prose Bookstore in D.C. and at The Writer's Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He is also an amateur jazz drummer. Visit his website at: johndedakis.com