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Panelist Bio


Darrin Goss, Sr.
Capital Area United Way

Darrin Goss Sr. is the President/CEO of Capital Area United Way. Darrin joined Capital Area United Way after serving as Vice President, Community Impact for United Way of Greenville County in South Carolina.

Darrin earned his undergraduate degree from Wofford College and an advanced degree from North Greenville University. He has served our country as an Army Officer holding several
leadershi p and command positions. He has led in both the private sector and education sector holdingvarious leadershi p positions at Sunoco, Inc in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Wofford College in Spartanburg,SC.

He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including: Greenville's Best and Brightest (2010 & 2011) and the Spartanburg Chamber of Commerce Minority Business Advocate of the Year (2007). He has been recognized by State and Local elected officials in both South Carolina and Louisiana for his leadershi p in bringing communities together. A sought after speaker, Darrin has served as the keynote speaker for the City of Spartanburg MLK Jr. Corporate Community Leaders Breakfast, and the EJ Orso School of Business at LSU, Louisiana Looking Up Summit.

His local and national leadership involvement is extensive. He is a member of the UWW National Professional Council, serves as the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors for the Louisiana Association of United Way, and also serves on the Junior League of Baton Rouge Community
Advisory Board. He is the author of the book: The Leadership Option.

Darrin is married to Martetha "Vee" Goss and the couple has one grown son, Darrin Goss, Jr.

Current Topic


     05/18 - News About the News

How can viewers distinguish between fact and fake news and is social media blurring the difference?
According to the 2018 Louisiana Survey, when it comes to trusting news organizations, more Louisiana residents put their faith in local media than national media outlets. Despite that trust, only 36 percent of the state’s news consumers say local news deals fairly with both sides.

So, why is there so much mistrust of the news media? What role has the downsizing of traditional media played in creating a gap in coverage and possibly, community trust? Where are consumers primarily getting their news? And, how can viewers distinguish between fact and fake news and is social media blurring the difference? Louisiana Public Square looks for answers to these questions and more on “News about the News” airing Wednesday, May 23 at 7pm on LPB and in New Orleans on WLAE. (Recording Tuesday, May 22)

Our panelists are:
• Len Apcar, Wendell Gray Switzer Jr. Endowed Chair in Media Literacy, LSU Manship School
• Jarvis DeBerry, Deputy Opinion Editor, New Orleans Times-Picayune
• Peter Kovacs, Editor, The Advocate
• Lance Porter, Director, LSU Social Media Analysis & Creation Lab

LPB CEO, Beth Courtney and journalist and political historian, Bob Mann moderate the discussion. The program features interviews with Michael Henderson, director of the LSU Public Policy Research Lab; Ray Pingree, Associate Professor wth the LSU Manship School of Communication; John DeSantis, Senior Staff Writer for The Houma Times and Judi Terzotis, president of The Advocate.

Louisiana Public Square can also be heard on public radio stations WRKF in Baton Rouge; Red River Radio in Shreveport and Monroe; and WWNO in New Orleans. Check their station websites for schedule.
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