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 2018:

Bruce Joel Rubin, film writer/director/producer

Finding Your Voice”
3 p.m. Oct. 2, IU Cinema

Bruce Joel Rubin is an IU alumnus, a writer, a director and a producer. He won an Academy Award in 1991 for his original screenplay for “Ghost,” which was also nominated for Best Picture.

Paula Apsell and Douglas Hamilton, Nova

6 p.m. Oct. 11, Whittenberger Auditorium, Indiana Memorial Union

Paula Apsell is the senior executive producer and Douglas Hamilton a producer for PBS’s Nova, the most popular science series on American television.

Margaret Sullivan, The Washington Post

5:30 p.m. Nov. 14, Presidents Hall, Franklin Hall

Sullivan is the media columnist for The Washington Post. Her visit is sponsored by The Media School’s Barbara Restle Press Law Project.

Speaker archive:

Asma KhalidPeter HesslerEJ Dionne The Onion
 James PortnowFred de Sam LazaroGerould KernJad Abumrad
Soraya Sarhaddi  NelsonPaula KergerTa-Nehisi CoatesDave Eggers
Eric DeggansWalt BogdanichMargaret WarnerCarolyn Jones
Katherine BooJose Antonio VargasSonia NazarioSage Steele
Robert NickelsbergDavid IgnatiusBob DotsonAndrew Ferguson
Seymour HershMaria HinojosaDavid SangerRajiv Chandrasekaran
Byron PittsDavid MargolickKatharine WeymouthGay Talese
Lara LoganThomas FriedmanDavid BrooksSheryl WuDunn
John F. BurnsKen AulettaAnna QuindlenJeff Zaslow
Vivian SchillerJoe BuckJames BurkeSteve Kroft
Sylvia NasarElizabeth GilbertNina TotenbergLeonard Downie
Andrea KoppelWilliam SafireMichael BeschlossBob Woodward
Lisa Ling
Ken PaulsonDavid HalberstamFrank Deford
Alexandra 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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