Journalist, Author talks about Professional life
6:00 p.m. April 3 • Communication Addition Building (CADD) 21 • Free
Acclaimed print and broadcast journalist Marilyn Berger will present "Adventures and Escapades, A Life in Journalism and Beyond" as the 2012 Charlotte Friel Memorial Communication Lecture.
A reception will follow the free, public address.
With more than 40 years of experience as a newspaper and television reporter, Berger will be honored at the event for her achievements. She is a contributing writer for The New York Times and recently published This Is a Soul, her book documenting the inspirational journey of humanitarian aid worker Dr. Rick Hodes.
She will sign copies of her book at 4:30 p.m. in the CADD Atrium.
Berger has been a diplomatic correspondent for Newsday and The Washington Post, United Nations correspondent for ABC News, and White House correspondent for NBC News. She was also a moderator for the public affairs program, The Advocates, and anchored PBS-affiliated WNET's City Edition. Berger's articles have been published in The New York Times, The New Yorker and New York Magazine.
She is the widow of Don Hewitt and has donated his extensive memorabilia as a pioneer in television journalism to The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at WSU.
The Charlotte Friel Memorial Communication Lecture is named after a WSU alumna and Pullman native and is hosted biannually. Friel was a manager of research administration for the CBS Corporate Affairs staff with oversight for research on all speeches and articles for CBS management and publications.
She joined CBS in 1954 and worked at the broadcast company until her death in 1971. Before working at CBS, Friel was director of the Olympia High School Department of Broadcasting and Drama. She graduated from WSU in 1951.
In 1973, her parents, Jack and Catherine Friel, established an endowed lecture in her honor to focus on current trends in the media. The lecture will be the first night of the 2012 Edward R. Murrow Symposium Communicators Summit, which will include three days of seminars, workshops, and events April 3-5. The event is sponsored by The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication and hosted by The Association for Women in Communications–WSU Chapter.
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