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New York Times' Phil Sayre '71 to Discuss 'Between Iraq and a Hard Place'

February 18, 2003

February 18, 2003, Greencastle, Ind. - Phil Sayre, deputy political editor of the New York Times and a 1971 graduate of DePauw University will return to the Greencastle campus this Thursday, February 20, to discuss "Between Iraq and a Hard Place." Sayre will provide his perspective as the U.S. stands at the brink of war with Iraq. The speech, presented by the Media Fellows program, will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Watson Forum of the Eugene S. Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media.

Now in his fourteenth year at the Times, Phil Sayre has enjoyed uncommon success in journalism since graduating from DePauw with a degree in history and then receiving his master's degree in Recent German History from Boston University. His professional resume includes stops at the Messenger-Inquirer in Owensboro, Kentucky; the Argus Leader in Sioux Falls, South Dakota; the Trenton Times in Trenton, New Jersey; and the Record in Hackensack, New Jersey.

In an April 2001 visit to DePauw, Sayre told students of his profession, [DOWNLOAD VIDEO: "Getting into the Business" 4081KB]"This is fun. If you can find something that is fun, stick with it."

You can read more about that speech by clicking here.

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