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.

Fall 2016:

The Onion
7 p.m. Sept. 28
Whittenberger Auditorium, Indiana Memorial Union

Join staff of The Onion for a behind-the-scenes look at the satirical news organization. Published in print, online, on the airwaves and via mobile apps, “America’s Finest News Source” parodies traditional news using humor as a commentary on current events and on the power of journalism. Cosponsored with Union Board.

James Portnow
7 p.m. Oct. 17
Whittenberger Auditorium, Indiana Memorial Union

Video games are more than just a fun hobby. They’re a serious tool in industry, education and research. Game designer and consultant James Portnow, co-creator of educational video series Extra Credits, discusses the growing role of video games as a mechanism for social change. Learn more on the Gamasutra blog.

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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