Tag Archives: Journalism and Mass Communications

Analyzing Presidential Elections

G. Scott Thomas

Scott Thomas, who double majored in history and journalism from Washington and Lee University in 1977, has been analyzing numbers for a long time.

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“The Misfit Economy” Writer to Speak on the Art of Being an Outsider

Alexa Clay

Alexa Clay, a storyteller and researcher of underground subcultures, will speak at Washington and Lee University on Feb. 16 as the Fishback Visiting Writer. Her talk will begin at 5 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.

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Lessons of the WDBJ-TV 7 Tragedy

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Two key members of Roanoke’s WDBJ-TV 7 staff will visit Washington and Lee University Feb. 3 and tell their stories of the tragedy last August when two of their colleagues were shot and killed on live television.

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W&L's Colón Offers Tips for Media Covering Donald Trump in The Conversation

Aly Colón

The following opinion piece by Aly Colón, Knight Chair of Media Ethics at Washington and Lee, appeared in The Conversation, an independent source of news and views from the academic and research community, on Jan. 27, 2016, and is reprinted here by permission.

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Rich Murray ’71 Inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame

Rich Murray '71

Rich Murray, a 1971 graduate of Washington and Lee University, will be inducted into the 2016 class of the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.

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Save the Press

H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest

Philanthropist Gerry Lenfest, who graduated from Washington and Lee University in 1953 and from its Law School in 1955, has made headlines for saving the struggling Philadelphia Inquirer and its sister publications, the Philadelphia Daily News and Philly.com.

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Leading Scholar of Digital Journalism to Speak at W&L

Nikki Usher

Nikki Usher, an assistant professor in George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs and one of the leading scholars of digital journalism, will deliver a talk at Washington and Lee University at 5 p.m. Dec. 8, in Huntley Hall Room 221.

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch Editor Gilbert Bailon to Give 60th Media Ethics Keynote Address

Gilbert Bailon, Editor. Photo by Erik M. Lunsford elunsford@post-dispatch.com

Gilbert Bailon, editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, will deliver the keynote address at Washington and Lee University’s 60th Institute of Media Ethics on Nov. 13 at 5:30 p.m. in the Stackhouse Theater, Elrod Commons.

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Investigative Reporter Stephen Kurkjian to Give Talk at W&L

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Acclaimed investigative reporter Stephen Kurkjian will deliver a talk at Washington and Lee University on Sept. 28 at 5:30 p.m. in Northen Auditorium, Leyburn Library.

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Author and NYT Columnist David Brooks to speak at W&L on Oct. 1

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David Brooks, an author and a bi-weekly op-ed columnist for The New York Times, will give a talk at Washington and Lee University on Oct. 1 at 5 p.m. in Lee Chapel on W&L’s campus. It is free and open to the public.

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