Scott Dikkers, founder and longest-serving editor-in-chief of The Onion, will share the story behind starting one of the most popular online humor publications in the world at a lecture taking place at 5 p.m. Sept. 7 in Daemen College’s Wick Campus Center Social Room.
His presentation, “The Funny Story Behind the Funny Story,” will be followed by a reception scheduled until 6:30 p.m.
Dikkers will talk about seizing new opportunities and starting The Onion, which today is one of the most widely read satirical newspapers with millions of readers and social media followers. The publication has generated countless viral videos, three television series, and two New York Times best-selling books. His most recent book, “Trump’s America,” offers a satirical look at America’s current president.
The event, which is free and open to the public, is one of several activities being featured as part of Daemen’s inaugural Founders Celebration.