Argus Speaker Series
The Argus Speaker Series aims to bring established alumni journalists and communications professionals to Wesleyan to give campus-wide lectures on an aspect of the field in which he or she is well-versed, be it how to report on international politics or how print media will fair in the wake of ever-advancing digital technology. It is our hope that such a program will engage the Wesleyan community in the importance of journalism and news media, educate the community in a large variety of relevant specialized topics, and strengthen the relationship between The Argus and its readership on campus.
Past Speakers and Their Topics:
- Matt Tyrnauer ’91
- Special Correspondent, Vanity Fair magazine; Filmmaker ("Valentino The Last Emperor", and others in the works.)
- "The transition from journalist to filmmaker"
- Tyler Cabot ’01
Features and Fiction Editor, Esquire
“Everything I didn’t learn about writing at Wesleyan”
- Gerard Koeppel ’79
Author, Bond of Union: Building the Erie Canal and the American Empire (Da Capo, 2009), former editor/writer/producer, CBS News (1989-2000)
“History is News That Stays News: How News Writing Impacts the Historical Record”
- Michelle McCool ’95
Fashion Director, Cosmopolitan
“Behind the Glossies: The Filtering of Fashion from Conception to Publication”
- Jenifer B. McKim ’88
Business Reporter, The Boston Globe
“Investigative Journalism and its future”
- Paul Mason '77
ABC News Senior Vice President
"The 2008 Political Campaign: News Coverage in the Digital Age - Blogs, debates, and why your vote may not count"
- Avi Salzman '00
"Fire the Paperboy: Is there any way to save the newspaper industry?"
- Eric Gershon '98
Hartford Courant Business Reporter
"8 Weeks, 12 Dwarves, 3 Camels and All 72 Rockets: You Call This Work?"
Supported by the Wesleyan Writing Programs.
If you are interesting in speaking as part of the Spring 2012 Argus Speaker Series, please contact Claire Bradach at email@example.com.