William Keller, executive editor of The New York
Times and a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, will
give the Frank R. Kent Memorial Lecture in Journalism at 8
p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, in Shriver Hall Auditorium on
the Homewood campus.
Keller's talk is titled "Does the Press Matter
Anymore?" and will be one of his rare public speaking
Newsroom chief of The New York Times since July
2003, Keller has served in many roles since joining the
paper as a correspondent in the Washington bureau in 1984.
From 1986 to 1991, he was a correspondent and then bureau
chief in Moscow, winning a Pulitzer Prize in 1989 for his
coverage of the Soviet Union.
Keller was subsequently chief of the Johannesburg
bureau, foreign editor of the paper and, from 1997 to
September 2001, managing editor. Before stepping into his
current position, he was an op-ed columnist and senior
writer for The New York Times Magazine. Prior to
joining the Times, Keller was a reporter for The Dallas
Times Herald, Congressional Quarterly Weekly Report and
The Portland Oregonian.
The Frank R. Kent Memorial Lecture honors the
journalist who served as a Baltimore Sun
correspondent in the 1920s and as the paper's managing
editor for 10 years. Kent is perhaps best known as the
country's first daily political columnist and was renowned
for his commentary on national political issues.
This event is co-sponsored by the Office of the President and the Institute for Policy Studies. Because
seating and parking are limited, reservations are required;
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