2009 Guest Speakers

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Dr. Clifford Christians
Professor, University of Illinois

“New Media Technologies: Is ‘Ethics’ Meaningless?” November 10, 2009

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Jane Leu
Founder/Former CEO, Upwardly Global

2009 Social Entrepreneur–in–Residence
October 25–November 7, 2009

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Mark Samels
Television Producer

"Juxtaposition of Nonfiction Filmmaking & Fictional Storytelling," October 1, 2009

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Christine Brennan
Television Sports Commentator, Author

Axthelm Lecture: "Women in Sports Journalism in the 21st Century"
September 22, 2009

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Dr. Robert McChesney
Educator, Author, Activist, Journalist

Nieman Lecture: "Intellectuals, Media and the Crisis of Our Times," April 28, 2009

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Martha Stone
Author, Speaker and Consultant

Diederich Lecture: "Newsrooms of the Future," April 16, 2009

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David Umhoefer
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist

"Investigative Reporting in Today's
Changing Media World: Will It Survive?" April 7, 2009

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Dr. Rasha Abdulla
Assistant Professor (Cairo, Egypt)

"Media Systems in the Arab World: How Free is the Flow of Information?" April 6, 2009

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Geraldine Fabrikant & Tim Metz
Geraldine Fabrikant, Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist and Tim Metz, Hullin Metz & Co. 

"Is Traditional Journalism Yesterday?"
April 3, 2009

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Michael Kelly
Television and Film Director

Diederich Lecture: "How to Get a Job in TV and Film," March 23, 2009

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Clarence Page
Pulitzer Prize-winning Columnist

Burleigh Lecture:"'Media Ethics' is not a Contradiction," February 4, 2009