|Photo by Mark Felix|
|Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh was the school's first spring 2013 Speaker Series guest.|
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.
Jose Antonio Vargas was part of a Pulitzer Prize-winning team at The Washington Post that covered the Virginia Tech shootings in 2007. In 2011, he wrote about his undocumented immigrant status in The New York Times magazine, putting a personal face on a national issue. He also is founder of Define American, a nonprofit media and culture organization, and he wrote and directed Documented, a film that chronicles his life as a child immigrating from the Philippines to his decision to publicize his legal status. The documentary will be shown in the auditorium at 5 p.m. and Vargas’ talk will begin at 7 p.m.
Katherine Boo is an investigative journalist for The New Yorker and author of Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity, which won the National Book Award for Nonfiction in 2012 and was a Pulitzer finalist in 2013. Her work as a reporter often told stories of the disadvantaged and voiceless, and won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service and a National Magazine Award, among others. She was a recipient of a MacArthur “genius" award in 2002. This talk is co-sponsored with the College Arts and Humanities Institute and the Kelley School of Business Common Read Program.
As a breast cancer patient, photographer Carolyn Jones was awed by her nurses, one in particular to whom she credits her recovery. Jones was inspired to create The American Nurse, a documentary that profiles five nurses working in disparate circumstances around the country and addresses the national issue of health care through their – and their patients’ – personal stories. The film will be shown at 5:15 p.m. and Jones will speak at 7 p.m.
Many of our guests also have been interviewed on Profiles, the radio interview show on WFIU the Bloomington-area NPR affiliate.
- Author Sonia Nazario (2014)
- Photojournalist Robert Nickelsberg (2014)
- David Ignatius of The Washington Post (2014)
- David Sanger of The New York Times (2013)
- Maria Hinojosa, executive producer of America by the Numbers with Maria Hinojosa (2013)
- CBS and 60 Minutes broadcaster Byron Pitts (2013)
- Rajiv Chandrasekaran, author and former bureau chief in Baghdad (2013)
- Andrew Ferguson, senior editor at The Weekly Standard (2013)
- Journalist and author Andrew Lam (2012)
- Author David Margolick (2012)
- CBS correspondent Lara Logan (2011)
- Chicago Tribune editor Gerry Kern (2011)
- Journalist and author Sheryl WuDunn (2010)
- Writer and critic Ken Auletta (2010)
- Journalist and author Gay Talese (2010)
- 60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft (2009)
- Economist and Beautiful Mind author Sylvia Nasar (2009)
- NPR president and CEO Vivian Schiller (2009)
- NPR’s All Things Considered co-host Michelle Norris (2007)
- CNN correspondent Andrea Koppel (2008)
- The Will Counts Memorial Lecture on Photojournalism featured alumni Michel du Cille, BA'85; Melissa Farlow, BA'84; and Bill Foley, '77, BA'07.
- The Roy W. Howard Lecture on Media Leadership featured alumni Gerry Kern, BA'71; Paul Tash, BA'76; and moderator Carrie Ritchie, BAJ'08.
- A Conversation with Magazine Editors featured Christie Griffin, BAJ'04; Colin Kearns, BAJ'04; Chad Millman, BA'93; and Chandra Czape Turner, BAJ'96.
- Contact Director of Communications and Media Relations Anne Kibbler.