Celebration Of Wesleyan Writing: Issues in Broadcasting and Journalism Today

Celebration of Wesleyan Writing: Issues in Broadcasting and Journalism Today will feature Koeppel Journalists Laura R. Walker ’79, Robert King ’84, and Jane Eisner ’77, P ’06, P’12

Laura R. Walker ’79 is President and CEO of New York Public Radio, America’s premier public radio franchise. Walker’s new programming initiatives include the expansion of WNYC’s news and documentary units, the extension of live music programming, and creation of new national programs. She began her professional career as a journalist and producer at National Public Radio, where she received a Peabody Award for Broadcast Excellence. Robert King ’84, Vice President and Editor-in-Chief of ESPN Digital Media, is a national leader in sports journalism. He has been responsible for ESPN’s award-winning NBA programming: coverage of major golf events, including the Masters and U.S. Open; and ESPNEWS, twenty-four hour sports news television. He began his career in print journalism at The Philadelphia Inquirer. Jane Eisner ’77 is editor of The Forward, the influential Jewish national weekly newspaper. Under her leadership, The Forward has won numerous national and regional awards for its journalism, in print and online. She is a senior fellow in media leadership programs at the University of Pennsylvania and the Columbia School of Journalism. Her book, Taking Back The Vote: Getting American Youth Involved In Our Democracy, was published by Beacon Press. Organizer: Anne Greene, Director of Writing Programs.
Date: Saturday, November 5
Time: 1:30 P.M.
Place: Memorial Chapel