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Indiana University Journalism

Speaker Series

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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh was the school's first spring 2013 Speaker Series guest.
The Media School Speaker Series gives students and area residents the opportunity to meet with some of the top media professionals in the country. Recent speakers include CBS chief foreign correspondent Lara Logan, author Gay Talese, The New York Times' David Brooks and Fox Sports' Joe Buck.

The Journalism Faculty Lectureship brings to campus an exemplary media professional or a distinguished media scholar. The lecturer is nominated and chosen by IU Journalism faculty.

All lectures are free and open to the public.

Follow the series on The Media School website.

Spring 2015:

Margaret Warner
5:30 p.m. Feb. 2
Buskirk-Chumley Theater
114 E. Kirkwood Ave.

As chief foreign affairs correspondent for the PBS NewsHour, Margaret Warner has covered the world’s hotspots, including revolution in Egypt, wars in Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria, and political developments in the Middle East, China, Russia, Mexico and Europe. Warner’s lecture is co-sponsored by IU’s Center on Congress and the Institute for Advanced Study. While here, she will receive the Lee H. Hamilton Public Service Fellowship, presented by former U.S. Rep. Lee Hamilton, director of the Center on Congress.

Walt Bogdanich
7 p.m. March 10
Whittenberger Auditorium
Indiana Memorial Union

The New York Times’ Walt Bogdanich is an investigative reporter whose in-depth examinations of malfeasance in government and in the corporate world have won three Pulitzer Prizes and numerous other awards. Bogdanich’s most recent work has focused on the issues of rape on campus, preferential treatment of college athletes and local governments’ response to sexual assault. His investigation of rape allegations against Florida State University standout Jameis Winston uncovered flaws in how local police handled the case.

Eric Deggans
7 p.m. March 30
Moot Court Room
IU Maurer School of Law

Eric Deggans is NPR’s first full-time TV critic and author of Race-Baiter: How the Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation. His recent reports at NPR include reviews of television shows as well as reports on current media issues and their cultural implications. Deggans was named to his current post in 2013 after 20 years as a reporter, writer and critic at the Tampa Bay Times.

Speaker archive:
Carolyn Jones Katherine Boo Jose Antonio Vargas Sonia Nazario
Sage Steele Robert Nickelsberg David Ignatius Bob Dotson
Andrew Ferguson Seymour Hersh Maria Hinojosa David Sanger
Rajiv Chandrasekaran Byron Pitts David Margolick Katharine Weymouth
Gay Talese Lara Logan Thomas Friedman David Brooks
Sheryl WuDunn John F. Burns Ken Auletta Anna Quindlen
Jeff Zaslow Vivian Schiller Joe Buck James Burke
Steve Kroft Sylvia Nasar Elizabeth Gilbert Nina Totenberg
Leonard Downie Andrea Koppel William Safire Michael Beschloss
Bob Woodward
Lisa Ling
Ken Paulson David Halberstam
Frank Deford Alexandra Robbins Christopher Hitchens Michele Norris

Profiles interviews

Many of our guests also have been interviewed on Profiles, the radio interview show on WFIU the Bloomington-area NPR affiliate.

2011 Centennial Speaker Series Panels:


  • Contact Director of Communications and Media Relations Anne Kibbler.