Prepare to be challenged and inspired.
The IU Media School Speaker Series gives students and area residents the opportunity to meet with some of the top media professionals in the country. In the past, the series brought speakers such as authors Dave Eggers and Gay Talese, The New York Times’ David Brooks and Fox Sports’ Joe Buck to campus.
All lectures are free and open to the public.
Aman Sethi, Hindustan Times
“Some Thoughts on Money”
6 p.m. Feb. 14, Global and International Studies Building Auditorium
Aman Sethi is associate editor at the Hindustan Times and former Africa correspondent for The Hindu. His book A Free Man: A True Story of Life and Death in Delhi received many accolades, including the Economist Crossword Book Award in 2011.
Dan Balz, The Washington Post
5:30 p.m. March 27, Global and International Studies Building Auditorium
Dan Balz is chief correspondent at The Washington Post. He joined the Post in 1978 and has covered politics throughout his career. He has authored four books, including two New York Times bestsellers. In addition to regular appearances on PBS’ Washington Week, Balz is a frequent guest on Sunday morning talk shows and other public affairs programs.
Mira Nair, filmmaker
7 p.m. April 12, IU Cinema
Mira Nair is an award-winning filmmaker whose work focuses on issues of identity, race, gender and cultural displacement. Her debut feature film, Salaam Bombay!, was nominated for an Academy Award for best foreign language film in 1988. Later films, including Monsoon Wedding and Mississippi Masala, received international acclaim. Her newest film, 2016’s Queen of Katwe, was named as a critics’ pick by The New York Times.
Many of our guests also have been interviewed on Profiles, the radio interview show on WFIU the Bloomington-area NPR affiliate.
- Chicago Tribune editor Gerry Kern (2016)
- PBS’ Fred de Sam Lazaro (2016)
- PBS’ Paula Kerger (2016)
- NPR’s Eric Deggans (2016)
- 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.