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.
James Neff, Philadelphia Media Network
6 p.m. Oct. 25, Franklin Hall commons
James Neff is the deputy managing editor of the Philadelphia Media Network. He has edited three Pulitzer Prize-winning stories and was a finalist himself for the 18-part series “The Terrorist Within” in 2003. He is the author of several books, including Vendetta: Bobby Kennedy versus Jimmy Hoffa.
Michael Schultz, filmmaker
7 p.m. Nov. 9, IU Cinema
Michael Schultz is a director and producer of television, film and theater. Between 1970 and 1990, he directed more than a dozen feature films, including To Be Young, Gifted and Black and Car Wash. He also has extensive television credits, directing episodes for popular series such as Black-ish, The O.C. and Arrow. He has been recognized by the American Black Film Festival and Cannes for his film work.
Elena Volochine, France 24 Moscow bureau chief
6 p.m. Nov. 27, Franklin Hall commons
Elena Volochine is an international journalist and documentary filmmaker and the Moscow bureau chief for France 24, a Paris-based news operation that broadcasts in French, English and Arabic to 250 million households around the world. She has produced reports and feature stories for several francophone TV and radio stations, covering Russia and the former Soviet Bloc. In 2016, Volochine co-directed Oleg’s Choice, a film that gave the personal perspective of two young Russian volunteers during the conflict in the Ukraine. Volochine will speak about propaganda and the war on media.
Many of our guests also have been interviewed on Profiles, the radio interview show on WFIU the Bloomington-area NPR affiliate.
- Filmmaker Mira Nair (2018)
- NOVA producers Paula Apsell and Douglas Hamilton (2017)
- PBS correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro (2016)
- 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.