Speaker Series

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.

Stay tuned:

Fall 2016 speakers will be announced in late summer. Check out the speaker archive to read about previous speakers’ lectures. 

Speaker archive:

  Fred de Sam LazaroGerould Kern
Jad AbumradSoraya Sarhaddi  NelsonPaula KergerTa-Nehisi Coates
Dave EggersEric DeggansWalt BogdanichMargaret Warner
Carolyn JonesKatherine BooJose Antonio VargasSonia Nazario
Sage SteeleRobert NickelsbergDavid IgnatiusBob Dotson
Andrew FergusonSeymour HershMaria HinojosaDavid Sanger
Rajiv ChandrasekaranByron PittsDavid MargolickKatharine Weymouth
Gay TaleseLara LoganThomas FriedmanDavid Brooks
Sheryl WuDunnJohn F. BurnsKen AulettaAnna Quindlen
Jeff ZaslowVivian SchillerJoe BuckJames Burke
Steve KroftSylvia NasarElizabeth GilbertNina Totenberg
Leonard DownieAndrea KoppelWilliam SafireMichael Beschloss
Bob Woodward
Lisa Ling
Ken PaulsonDavid Halberstam
Frank DefordAlexandra RobbinsChristopher HitchensMichele 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 Journalism Centennial Speaker Series Panels:


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