Reality TV Expert to Speak at Stetson University

Andy Dehnart
Andy Dehnart

Join the Volusia/Flagler Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association on May 19 for a luncheon featuring Andy Dehnart, a writer whose reporting and criticism on reality television has been published and recognized nationally. 

Dehnart’s presentation, “A Freelancer’s Reality: PR Lessons from Covering Television,” will tell the story of how a writer and journalist turned his passion into a blog and business, and the evolving role public relations professionals played. He will share an insider’s view of the reality TV world, along with the public relations opportunities and challenges he’s faced in his 16 years of analyzing the business.

Dehnart’s writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in New York Magazine, Playboy, HitFix, Buzzfeed, The Daily Beast, and other publications. He teaches writing and journalism at Stetson University, where he directs the journalism program.

A member of the Television Critics Association, Dehnart publishes and writes, which has offered his analysis and reporting on reality TV since 2000. He regularly speaks at conferences and works with groups to help them strengthen their teams, improve communication, and use social media effectively.

He’s a trained improviser who has hosted shows and performed as a member of comedy ensembles at SAK Comedy Lab in Orlando, Fla.

Dehnart holds a Master of Fine Arts from Bennington College in Vermont.

This event will be at Stetson University, Carlton Union Building, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand. Registration begins at 11:30 a.m. and the presentation begins at noon.

The cost includes lunch and is $18 for students, $20 for members and $25 for non-members. The general public is welcome. Click here to RSVP.

About the Florida Public Relations Association, Volusia/Flagler Chapter:
The Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) is dedicated to developing public relations practitioners who utilize ethical practices to enhance the public relations profession. The Volusia/Flagler Chapter of FPRA includes nearly 60 professionals and students and the organizations they represent. To join, visit the state FPRA website,

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