New York Times Journalist To Speak To Drury Students

Chase Snider

New York Times Journalist To Speak To Drury Students

CREATED Feb. 15, 2013

from a Drury University press release -

Springfield, Missouri— Nationally-renowned New York Times journalist Brian Stelter will speak at Drury University on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 11 a.m. in Clara Thompson Hall as part of Drury’s Theme Year Series, Voices Unbound: New Media and the Future of Democracy. Stelter will share his experiences working across multiple media formats, in both traditional and new media. This event is free and open to the public.

Achieving success and notoriety while still in college, Brian Stelter gained national notice for his television news blog, TVNewser, dubbed a must-read in the business by NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams. In 2007, The New York Times hired Stelter as a media reporter and columnist for its Media Decoder blog. Today he continues to serve as a blogger and columnist for one of the most storied news organizations in the United States.

Stelter is featured prominently in the documentary Page One: Inside The New York Times, a film that chronicles the media industry’s transformation to nontraditional venues and assesses the high stakes for democracy. He is also working on a book about morning television tentatively titled Top of the Morning. 

Drury will show the documentary Page One: Inside The New York Times, on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at 4 p.m. in Lay Hall auditorium. Light snacks will be provided.

Drury University’s 2012-2013 Theme Year series, Voices Unbound: New Media and the Future of Democracy, is devoted to exploring how media and technology are changing the way we communicate and interact and the implications for journalism and democracy.

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