Tom’s public speaking on MAM included two appearances in February 2016: A forum in Minneapolis sponsored by the Minnesota chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists; and an Atlanta conference for the staff of the Pulitzer Prize-winning PolitiFact fact-checking network in February 2016. (Tom is a PolitiFact Wisconsin reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, which is part of the national PolitiFact network.)
Tom has extensive public speaking experience even prior to his MAM notoriety. For two years he taught at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee a sports journalism class he developed. For 10 years he taught for aspiring authors a class he developed on how to get a book published. Tom has given dozens of media interviews following the publication of his two sports books. And he appears regularly on JS on Politics, a weekly webcast produced by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Tom is also an occasional co-host of Behind the Headlines, a weekly Journal Sentinel podcast.