by Robert Stewart, Director; Professor
What do Deadspin’s Tim Burke, CNN’s Martin Savidge, AP’s Kathleen Carroll and Al Jazeerah’s Hebah Abdallah have in common?
They’ve all lectured to School of Journalism freshmen. In fact, my “Future of Media” (JOUR1010) course, which is part of the core curriculum for journalism majors, hosts industry leaders from a wide range of media enterprises.
Here’s the lineup of speakers we’ve had to date:
Hebah Abdallah (September 5)
Former Washington Post ombudsman Andy Alexander (September 10)
Marah Eakin of A.V. Club (September 12)
Washington Post investigative reporter Spencer Hsu (September 17)
Julia Keller, a Pulitzer Prize winning feature writer and now a Scripps Howard Visiting Professional
Photographer Jeff Widener, who took the “Tank Man” photograph during the Tienenmen Square uprising in 1989 (September 26)
Kathleen Carrol, AP’s Executive Editor (listen to Tom Hodson’s interview with her) (October 1)
Berlinske foreign correspondent Simon Kruse Rasmussen (October 8)
Tim Burke (October 10)
Martin Savidge (October 15)
Angela Watercutter of Wired (October 17)
Joan Dentler of Patch (October 29)
Fortunately, I’ve been able to invite other students to attend many of these lectures, given the capacity of the room we’re in.
The remainder of the semester (after tomorrow’s midterm) includes Jenna Wortham of The New York Times, former head of NABJ Greg Lee, Rick Green of The Des Moines Register, Mike Shearer of The Newark Advocate, Joan Dentler of Patch, and Wes Lowery of The Boston Globe.