Event Announcement: “Reporting Abuses of Power: The Truth-Telling Role of Journalists” with Charles Lewis

Charles Lewis

The Department of Communication will host renowned investigative reporter and best selling author Charles Lewis for a talk on Thursday, Sept. 18 from 2PM to 4PM, 25 Park Place. Lewis, who is the founding executive editor of the Investigative Reporting Workshop at the American University, will discuss the role journalists play in unveiling abuses of power. His talk, followed by a Q&A session, will be in the Communication Department’s conference room on the 8th floor.

This is a wonderful opportunity for students and faculty to hear from one of the leading figures in investigative reporting.

Lewis Bio: Best-selling author and investigative journalist Charles Lewis is the founding executive editor of the Investigative Reporting Workshop at the American University. A former ABC News and CBS News “60 Minutes” producer, Lewis founded the award-winning Center for Public Integrity as well as the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. He received a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship in 1998 and the PEN USA First Amendment award in 2004. The Encyclopedia of Journalism has called Lewis “one of the 30 most notable investigative reporters in the U.S. since World War I.” His latest book is 935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America’s Moral Integrity (www.935lies.com).

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