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Journalist Jack Lessenberry lecture on Civil Discourse

Journalist Jack Lessenberry lecture on Civil Discourse

Wednesday, November 20, 2013
4:30 PM

Loosemore Auditorium, DeVos Center, 401 W. Fulton, Pew Grand Rapids Campus


The Padnos/Sarosik Endowed Professorship of Civil Discourse present its inaugural lecture, "Now More Than Ever: Civil Discourse in an Age of Ranting."

Head of the journalism faculty at Wayne State University, Jack Lessenberry serves as Michigan Radio's senior political analyst and does on-air interviews and commentary on three NPR affiliates every day. He also hosts the weekly television show "Deadline Now" on WGTE-TV, a public broadcasting station in Ohio.

Throughout his career, he has written for many national and regional publications, including Vanity Fair, Esquire, George, the New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Boston Globe. Currently, he is a contributing editor and columnist for the Metro Times, the Traverse-City Record Eagle, Dome Magazine and the Toledo Blade. Lessenberry has reported as foreign correspondent for and executive national editor of The Detroit News, during which time he reported from more than 40 countries.

Lessenberry was named the Journalist of the Year in 2002 by the Metropolitan Detroit Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. He has a master's degree in Journalism and East European studies from the University of Michigan.

Open to the public with free admission. For questions, please email brookscollege@gvsu.edu, or call the Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies Dean's Office, 616-331-8655.