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Speakers Series

The Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media and DePauw's Media Fellows Program sponsor an ongoing Speakers Series which highlights various aspects of the media while also giving our students the chance to interact with working professionals and experts. These events are free and open to the public.


Siva Vaidhyanathan

Dr. Siva Vaidhyanathan

Director of the Center for Media and Citizenship
Media Studies Department
University of Virginia

"Antisocial Media:  How Facebook Disconnects
Us and Undermines Democracy"

7:00 p.m. in Watson Forum
Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Dick Johnson '76

Dick Johnson '76
Anchor/Reporter, NBC Chicago

McWethy Mentor for WGRE and D3TV

March 17-21, 2019

John Strauss

John Strauss
Digital Audience Growth Editor
Lumina Foundation
Indianapolis, IN

Kilgore Counselor for The DePauw

March 10-13, 2019

Amanda Lotz '96

Dr. Amanda Lotz '96
Professor of Communication Studies
University of Michigan

Monday, November 19, 2018

Media at DePauw and Beyond

Kathy Jesse
Professor of Practice in Journalism

Deborah Douglas
Pulliam Professor of Journalism 

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Alexandra Bell

Alexandra Bell

Multidisciplinary Artist and


November 2, 2018

Amy Bartner

Amy Bartner
Downtown Reporter, 
The Indianapolis Star

Fall, 2018 Kilgore Counselor

October 21-24, 2018

Bud Walters '63

Bayard "Bud" Walters '63
Media Wall of Fame Induction

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Listen to the audio here

Taking Offense

DePauw University President Mark McCoy

Deborah Douglas, 
Pulliam Disinguished 
Visiting Professor of Journalism

Dr. Jeff McCall '76,
 Professor of 

Miranda Spivack, Journalist and previous 
Pulliam Professor of Journalism

Cameron Okeke, Public Health Ethicist, 
Criminal Justice Researcher, Diversity
and Inclusion Advocate, The Urban Institute

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Watch Video

David Dietz '11

David Dietz '11

Manager, Social Responsibility, NBA
Monday, September 17, 2018

Dr. Adrienne Russell

"Journalism as Activism:  
Recoding Media Power"

Dr. Adrienne Russell

Mary Laird Wood Professor of Journalism and 
the Environment, Department of 
Communication, University of Washington
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Frank LoMonte

Frank LoMonte

Director, Brechner Center for Freedom of 
Information, Former Executive Director of the 
Student Press Law Center in Washington, D.C.
Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Holly Enneking '08

"Brand and Digital Marketing"

Holly Enneking
Director, Brand and Digital Marketing
Return Path
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Juli Metzger

Juli Metzger

Spring, 2018 Kilgore Counselor,
Professor of Journalism, Ball State University
"Saving Democracy:  Media Entrepreneurship 
and Innovation"
Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Kerner Commission

"The Kerner Commission 50 Years Later:
"Miles to Go"

Panelists: (l-r)

Richard Prince - Former Editor and Reporter, 
The Washington Post

Dr. Ava Thompson Greenwell - Professor, 
Medill, Northwestern University

Paul Delaney - Former Editor and Reporter, 
The New York Times

Moderator:  Miranda Spivack,
Pulliam Distinguished Visiting
Professor of Journalism

Watch Video

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Hamilton Lugar

Nejla Routsong '00

Professor of Business and Marketing, 
Ivy TechCommunity College
“Digital Marketing andAnalytics in the 
Age of Sustainability”
Friday, February 23, 2018

Hamilton Lugar

Richard Lugar and Lee Hamilton '52
“Can we talk? Restoring Civility in Public
and Political Discourse in the U.S. and Abroad”
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Michael O'Connell

Michael O'Connell
Senior Digital Editor at FederalNewsRadio.com,
and author of the textbook, Turn Up the Volume-
A Down and Dirty Guide to Podcasting

Monday, February 5, 2018

Indira Lakshmana

Indira Lakshmanan
Washington Columnist, The Boston Globe
Newmark Chair for Journalism Ethics 
at the Poynter Institute

Watch The Video 

Monday, November 13, 2017


Bill Rasmussen '54

Bill Rasmussen '54
Founder of ESPN
Week in Residence
November 6-10, 2017

Steve Key

Steve Key
Executive Director, The Hoosier State 
Press Association
"Indiana's Public Access Laws:  What's
Out There?""


October 23, 2017

Lisa Frasier Page

Lisa Frazier Page
Former Washington Post Reporter and 
Editor, and Best-Selling Author
"Giving Them A Voice,
Lessons from Three Urban Doctors, A Civil 
Rights Hero, and School Choice Activist"

 Watch the video

Monday, October 9, 2017

Sara Quinn

Sara Quinn
President, Society for News Design 
Fall, 2017 Kilgore Counselor

Watch The Video

September 26-30, 2017

Joe Kolina '75

Joseph P. Kolina '75
Exec. Producer, NBC Universal, Chicago
Fall, 2017 McWethy Counselor
September 17-21, 2017 

Craig Silverman

Craig Silverman
Media Editor, BuzzFeed
"Fake News, Real Consequences"
7:00 p.m. in Watson Forum
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Jill Frederickson

JIll Frederickson '92

Kate Domaille
Kate Domaille
IES Study Abroad, london

david dietz '11, bess evans '07
Duncan wolfe '11
The White house


Reuban Casteneda

ruben casteneda
US News and world report

Joe Lavine

Joe Lavine
Educator, profoto US

Ben Solomon, New York Times

Ben Solomon '10
New York Times

John Fortt

JOhn fortt

Ann Helen petersen
Buzzfeed news

Mike Sear, Teamworks

Mike Sear
teamworks media

Graham Jones, Spotify
Graham James

Miranda SpivackMIranda spivack
Pulliam distinguished professor

Larry Krutchik

Larry Krutchik
Hill+KNowlton Strategies

Brian Lamb
C-SPAN Founder

Drew Powell '98
TV and Film Actor

Dr. Lisa M. Pratt
Chair, NASA Mars Exploration Analysis Group

Candy Crowley
CNN Chief Political Correspondent

Bill Rasmussen '54
ESPN Founder

Chinonye Chukwu '07
Writer, Film Director