Speaker Series

Fall 2019 speakers

Mike Kelley, TV writer/producer

6 p.m. Sept. 19, Franklin Hall commons

Mike Kelley, BA'89, is the creator and producer of "Revenge," which aired for four seasons on ABC and was nominated for the Teen Choice Awards, the People’s Choice Awards and the Golden Globe Awards, among others. He's also the creator of "Swingtown," and his other writing credits include “The O.C.,” “Providence” and “Jericho.” He's currently the writer, creator and executive producer of Netflix thriller “What/If,” starring Renée Zellweger.

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Anderson Cooper, CNN

Oct. 27, Musical Arts Center

Anderson Cooper is the anchor of CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360°,” a global newscast that goes beyond the headlines with in-depth reporting and investigations. He’s also a regular correspondent for CBS’s “60 Minutes.” Since the start of his career in 1992, Cooper has worked in more than 40 countries and has covered nearly all major news events around the world, often reporting from the scene. He's won 16 Emmy Awards and an Edward R. Murrow Award, and he helped lead CNN’s Peabody Award-winning coverage of Hurricane Katrina and DuPont award-winning coverage of the 2004 tsunami off the coast of Indonesia.

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Three magazine editor have a conversation at a speaker event.
A Conversation with Magazine Editors

Christie Griffin, BAJ’04; Colin Kearns, BAJ’04; Chad Millman, BA’93; and Chandra Czape Turner, BAJ’96  

Jad Abumrad, Radiolab host, speaks on stage.
Jad Abumrad

"Radiolab" host  

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Rafat Ali

Skift founder and CEO

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Paula Apsell and Douglas Hamilton, Nova producers, speak at an interview on stage.
Paula Apsell and Douglas Hamilton

"Nova" producers

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Ken Auletta, author and journalist, speaks at a podium in front of an IU background.
Ken Auletta

Author and journalist 

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James Balog

Photojournalist and documentary filmmaker

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Dan Balz, Washington Post correspondent, speaks at a podium for a SGIS event.
Dan Balz

Washington Post correspondent   

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Michael Beschloss, presidential historian, speaks at an Indiana University podium.
Michael Beschloss

Presidential historian  

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Walt Bogdanich, New York Times investigative journalist
Walt Bogdanich

New York Times investigative journalist   

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Katherine Boo, author and journalist, speaks at a podium.
Katherine Boo

Author and journalist   

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David Brooks, New York Times columnist, speaks at a School of Journalism podium.
David Brooks

New York Times columnist   

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Joe Buck, FOX Sports broadcaster, speaks at a interview on stage.
Joe Buck

FOX Sports broadcaster   

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James Burke, science historian, television producer and author
James Burke

Science historian, television producer and author 

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John F. Burns, New York Times London bureau chief, speaks at a podium.
John F. Burns

New York Times London bureau chief   

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Rajiv Chandrasekaran, Washington Post senior editor and author
Rajiv Chandrasekaran

Washington Post senior editor and author  

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Ta-Nehisi Coates, The Atlantic journalist and author
Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Atlantic journalist and author  

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Michel du Cille, Melissa Farlow and Bill Foley stand together at the Will Counts Memorial Lecture.
Will Counts Memorial Lecture on Photojournalism

Michel du Cille, BA’85; Melissa Farlow, BA’84; and Bill Foley, ’77, BA’07

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Fred de Sam Lazaro, PBS NewsHour correspondent
Fred de Sam Lazaro

"PBS NewsHour" correspondent   

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Frank Deford, NPR commentator, Sports Illustrated sportswriter, correspondent, writer and novelist
Frank Deford

NPR commentator, Sports Illustrated sportswriter, television correspondent, screenplay writer and novelist   

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Eric Deggans, NPR TV critic
Eric Deggans

NPR TV critic  

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E.J. Dionne, Washington Post columnist, speaks at a podium.
E.J. Dionne

Washington Post columnist   

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Bob Dotson, NBC correspondent
Bob Dotson

NBC correspondent  

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Leonard Downie, Former Washington Post executive editor
Leonard Downie

Former Washington Post executive editor   

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Dave Eggers, author, speaks during an interview.
Dave Eggers


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Andrew Ferguson, author and Weekly Standard editor
Andrew Ferguson

Author and Weekly Standard editor   

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Thomas Friedman, New York Times columnist and author
Thomas Freidman

New York Times columnist and author  

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Elizabeth Gilbert, author, speaks at a School of Journalism podium.
Elizabeth Gilbert


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Maggie Haberman

New York Times White House correspondent

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David Halberstam, journalist and historian
David Halberstam

Journalist and historian  

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Seymour Hersh, journalist, speaks at a School of Journalism podium.
Seymour Hersh


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Peter Hessler, New Yorker staff writer
Peter Hessler

New Yorker staff writer  

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Maria Hinojosa, broadcast producer and reporter, speaks at a School of Journalism podium.
Maria Hinojosa

Broadcast producer and reporter  

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Christopher Hitchens, journalist
Christopher Hitchens


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Gerry Kern and Paul Tash speak at the Roy W. Howard Lecture on Media Leadership.
Roy W. Howard Lecture on Media Leadership

Gerry Kern, BA’71; Paul Tash, BA’76; and moderator Carrie Ritchie, BAJ’08

Matt Hunziker and Michael Gillis, The Onion staff writers, speak at a podium.
Matt Hunziker and Michael Gillis

The Onion staff writers

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David Ignatius, Washington Post columnist
David Ignatius

Washington Post columnist  

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Carolyn Jones, photographer and filmmaker, stands at The Media School podium.
Carolyn Jones

Photographer and filmmaker  

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Paula Kerger, PBS CEO and president
Paula Kerger

PBS CEO and president  

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Gerould Kern, Chicago Tribune editor
Gerould Kern

Chicago Tribune editor  

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Asma Khalid, NPR reporter
Asma Khalid

NPR reporter  

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Andrea Koppel, former CNN broadcast journalist
Andrea Koppel

Former CNN broadcast journalist   

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Steve Kroft, CBS 60 Minutes correspondent, speaks at a School of Journalism podium.
Steve Kroft

CBS "60 Minutes" correspondent   

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Lisa Ling, National Geographic Explorer host, speaks at a School of Journalism podium.
Lisa Ling

National Geographic "Explorer" host   

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Lara Logan, CBS chief foreign correspondent
Lara Logan

CBS chief foreign correspondent   

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David Margolick, author
David Margolick


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Mira Nair, film director, speaks at a podium.
Mira Nair

Film director  

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Sylvia Nasar, author, journalist and professor
Sylvia Nasar

Author, journalist and professor  

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Sonia Nazario, journalist and author
Sonia Nazario

Journalist and author  

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James Neff, deputy managing editor of the Philadelphia Media Network
James Neff

Investigative reporter and editor  

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Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson, NPR correspondent, speaks at The Media School podium.
Soraya Sarhaddi Nelson

NPR correspondent  

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Robert Nickelsberg, photojournalist, speaks in front of a projection screen.
Robert Nickelsberg


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Michele Norris, NPR’s All Things Considered host speaks with students during an event.
Michele Norris

NPR's "All Things Considered" host  

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Ken Paulson, USA Today editor, stands on stage and holds a newspaper.
Ken Paulson

USA Today editor  

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Byron Pitts, CBS Evening News correspondent and 60 Minutes contributor
Byron Pitts

"CBS Evening News" correspondent and "60 Minutes" contributor  

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James Portnow, game designer
James Portnow

Game designer  

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Anna Quindlen, journalist and author
Anna Quindlen

Journalist and author  

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Alexandra Robbins, investigative journalist
Alexandra Robbins

Investigative journalist  

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Bruce Joel Rubin, screenwriter, speaks on an interview panel in front of an audience.
Bruce Joel Rubin


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William Safire, commentator
William Safire


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David Sanger, author and New York Times correspondent, speaks at a Maurer School of Law podium.
David Sanger

Author and New York Times correspondent   

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Vivian Schiller, NPR CEO, speaks at a School of Journalism podium.
Vivian Schiller


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Michael Schultz, director and producer of television, film and theater
Michael Schultz

Film and TV director  

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Aman Sethi, Hindustan Times editor
Aman Sethi

Hindustan Times editor  

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Sage Steele, ESPN television host
Sage Steele

ESPN television host  

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Margaret Sullivan, Washington Post columnist, sits for an interview.
Margaret Sullivan

Washington Post columnist  

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Gay Talese, journalist and author, speaks at a School of Journalism podium.
Gay Talese

Journalist and author  

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Nina Totenberg, NPR legal affairs correspondent
Nina Totenberg

NPR legal affairs correspondent   

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Jose Antonio Vargas, journalist and documentary filmmaker
Jose Antonio Vargas

Journalist and documentary filmmaker  

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Elena Volochine, France 24 Moscow bureau chief, speaks at a podium.
Elena Volochine

International journalist and documentary filmmaker  

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Margaret Warner, PBS NewsHour chief foreign correspondent
Margaret Warner

"PBS NewsHour" chief foreign correspondent  

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Katharine Weymouth, Washington Post publisher
Katharine Weymouth

Washington Post publisher  

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Bob Woodward, Washington Post assistant managing editor, speaks at a School of Journalism podium.
Bob Woodward

Washington Post assistant managing editor  

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Sheryl WuDunn, author and journalist
Sheryl WuDunn

Author and journalist   

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Jeff Zaslow, author and columnist
Jeff Zaslow

Author and columnist  

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