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Seymour Hersh, Maria Hinojosa and David Sanger speaking in IU School of Journalism lecture series
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Feb. 12, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The Indiana University School of Journalism will welcome Seymour Hersh, a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter; David Sanger, the chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times; and Maria Hinojosa, a National Public Radio news anchor, as part of its lineup of spring speakers.
Hersh, a regular contributor to The New Yorker magazine, will speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater, 114 E. Kirkwood Ave. He will give the journalism school's Roy W. Howard Lecture.
Hinojosa, anchor and executive producer of the weekly NPR show "Latino USA," will speak at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, at the Buskirk-Chumley Theater.
Sanger, also author of the book "Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power," will speak at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 28, in the Moot Court Room of the Maurer School of Law. His visit is co-sponsored by the Center on Congress and the Institute for Advanced Study. He will receive the Lee H. Hamilton Public Service Fellowship while on campus.
All events are free and open to the public.
Hersh has been a regular contributor to The New Yorker magazine since 1993. His work focuses on military and security issues, from exposing the 1969 My Lai massacre and its cover-up during the Vietnam conflict to more recent exposés on the mistreatment of detainees at Abu Ghraib prison.
In addition to his 1970 Pulitzer Prize for international reporting, Hersh is the recipient of five George Polk Awards, a National Book Award and the George Orwell Award. His best-selling books include "The Price of Power: Kissinger in the Nixon White House," "The Dark Side of Camelot" and "Chain of Command: The Road from 9/11 to Abu Ghraib."
In addition to her work on NPR's "Latino USA," Hinojosa is anchor of the Emmy Award-winning talk show "Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One" and rotates as an anchor for PBS' "Need to Know."
Hinojosa has reported on topics such as immigrant work camps in New Orleans after Katrina and teen victims of sexual harassment on the job. Her coverage of the poor in Alabama and her pieces on 9/11 earned two of her four Emmy Awards.
She also won the John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism, the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Reporting on the Disadvantaged, the Studs Terkel Community Media Award and the Edward R. Murrow Award.
As chief Washington correspondent of The New York Times, Sanger has been a member of two teams that won the Pulitzer Prize. He reports on foreign policy, globalization, nuclear proliferation and Asian affairs. In his 27 years at the Times, he has covered international events as Tokyo bureau chief, focused on the high-tech trade as a business reporter and served as investigative reporter on national issues.
Sanger's latest book, "Confront and Conceal: Obama's Secret Wars and Surprising Use of American Power," is an account of the current administration's use of innovative weapons such as drones and cyber warfare. He also is author of another New York Times best-seller, "The Inheritance." As a visiting senior fellow at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, he has taught national security policy.
The IU School of Journalism Speaker Series gives students and area residents the opportunity to meet with some of the top media professionals in the country. Recent speakers have included Byron Pitts, Lara Logan, David Brooks, Gay Talese and Thomas Friedman. For more on the School of Journalism Speaker Series and to read about more than 20 other top journalists who have been guests of the program, visit the IU School of Journalism website.