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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.


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

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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,
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

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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"

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Sara Quinn

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

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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

Brian Harvey, Amazon Studios

Jill Frederickson '92
Vice President, SportsCenter & 
News Editorial Operations
"The Value of a Liberal Arts Education"
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Brian Harvey, Amazon Studios

Brian Harvey '94
Development Executive, Amazon Studios
"A Conversation with Brian Harvey '94"
Thursday, April 13, 2017

Larry Krutchik

Larry Krutchik
Senior VP of Public Affairs
Hill+Knowlton Strategies
Los Angeles, CA

"5 Things every Graduate Needs to 
Know About Public Relations"

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017


David Dietz '11, Bess Evans '07 and 
Duncan Wolfe '11
"From Iowa to the White House: Our Time 
President Barack Obama"
Monday, March 20, 2017

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LWV Sunshine Week

   Miranda Spivack, Jared Jernagan,
Tony Fargo and Luke Britt
"Keeping the Door Open:  Fighting for 
Public Transparency"


Sponsored by the Greencastle League 
of Women Voters and the Pulliam Center
for Contemporary Media
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Ruben Casteneda

Ruben Castaneda
US News and World Report
"A Tale of Journalism, Addiction 
and Redemption
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Kate Domaille
Visiting Professor
IES Study Abroad, London
"Censored:  What The British 
Could Not See"
"Findina a Global Audience for 
European Cinema"
Wednesday, October 26, and 
Thursday, October 27, 2016 

Joe Lavine
Photographer, Master of Light, Educator
Profoto US
"The Business of Photography"
Wednesday, October 26, 2016


Ben C. Solomon '10
Pulitzer Prize-winning video journalist
The New York Times
"Conflict and War Journalism in the Digital Age"



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

 View the complete list of past speakers from Fall 1996 through Fall, 2017