Journalism as Public Service: Truth-Seeking in a Hyper-partisan Age
Third Annual Distinguished Teaching Lecture in Service and Civic Engagement
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
4:30 pm; McCormick 106
Indira Lakshmanan is executive editor at the Pulitzer Center and a Washington columnist for The Boston Globe. She was the first Newmark chair in journalism ethics at the Poynter Institute, working on restoring public trust in journalism. Previously, she was a foreign correspondent for the Boston Globe before joining Bloomberg in Washington to cover presidential politics and foreign policy under Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton and John Kerry. She has reported in 80 countries from Cuba to North Korea, embedding with pirates in the Philippines, Maoist rebels in Nepal, special forces in Afghanistan, and Khmer Rouge holdouts in Cambodia. Her reporting exposed child labor in Bolivia, illegal logging in Brazil and corruption in China, helped end the incarceration of innocent children in Nepal, and chronicled every round of the Iran nuclear talks. For two years, she wrote a “Letter from Washington” column for the International New York Times. reported for PBS Newshour, and Politico Magazine. Indira started her career at NPR and has guest-hosted numerous NPR news programs. She served on the PBS Editorial Standards Committee, revising ethics and practices for public broadcasting programs.
This event, free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Pace Center for Service and Civic Engagement, the University Center for Human Values, the Program in Journalism, the Humanities Council, and the Edge Lecture Series.