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.

Spring 2017:

E.J. Dionne, The Washington Post

“Lee Hamilton Wouldn’t Recognize the Place:
What Has Become of Politics in Washington?”

5:30 p.m. March 28, Presidents Hall, Franklin Hall

E.J. Dionne is an author and syndicated columnist for The Washington Post whose work is grounded in years of reporting on government and politics on local, national and international levels.

Peter Hessler, The New Yorker

“Learning to Speak Lingerie:
Chinese Entrepreneurs in Egypt and the Chinese Worldview”

6 p.m. April 12, Global and International Studies Building Auditorium 

Peter Hessler is a staff writer at The New Yorker and contributor to National Geographic who has drawn on his international experiences for several books, including a trilogy exploring his decade in China.

Asma Khalid, WBUR

“From a Presidential Election to Podcasts: The Future of News”
2 p.m. April 21, Presidents Hall, Franklin Hall

Reporter Asma Khalid has covered issues ranging from politics and demographics to the Boston Marathon bombings to the trial of James “Whitey” Bulger for NPR and for WBUR in Boston.

Speaker archive:

 The Onion James PortnowFred 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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