Hamline News

November 01, 2010

Broadcasting legend to lead discussion on investigative journalism in a digital era; November 9

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 Join the conversation Tuesday, November 9 at 11:20 a.m. in Sundin Music Hall at Hamline University with guest lecturer, radio broadcasting legend, and current executive director of the Center for Public Integrity, Bill Buzenberg. The lecture is free and open to all. Sundin Music Hall is located at 1531 Hewitt Avenue in Saint Paul.

The topic he will present is, “The Bright Future of Investigative Journalism: How Digital Media are Creating a New Eco System.“

Buzenberg’s visit to Hamline also includes meetings with students and faculty and presentations in undergraduate classes.

Buzenberg is executive director of the Center for Public Integrity is an investigative news organization based in Washington, D.C. with a 20-year track record and 37 first place national journalism awards. 

Prior to his work there, Buzenberg was vice president of news for National Public Radio, as well as NPR foreign affairs correspondent and London bureau chief from 1978-1997. He was responsible for launching Talk of the Nation, as well as the expansion of All Things Considered and the extension of NPR’s newscasts services to 24-hours per day. During his tenure, the NPR News Division was honored with nine DuPont-Columbia University batons and ten Peabody Awards.

Buzenberg also served as senior vice president of news at American Public Media/Minnesota Public Radio from 1998-2006 where he won his second DuPont-Columbia gold baton. He launched American RadioWorks, public radio’s major documentary and investigative journalism unit, and Speaking of Faith, public radio’s signature program on religion. He also began Public Insight Journalism, an innovative use of technology to draw knowledge from the audience.