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John McWethy '69 to Lead Workshop on 'News and Terrorism' in NC Thursday

John McWethy '69 to Lead Workshop on 'News and Terrorism' in NC Thursday

January 15, 2008

John McWethy TV.jpgJanuary 15, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - John McWethy, former ABC News chief national security correspondent and 1969 graduate of DePauw University, will moderate a workshop Thursday for the Radio & Television News Directors Foundation (RTNDF). McWethy will oversee a discussion of "News and Terrorism: Communicating in a Crisis" at the Blake Hotel in Charlotte, North Carolina.

According to Broadcasting & Cable the session "brings together journalists, news managers, public officials, public information officers, business leaders, scientists and technical experts to work through a tabletop terror scenario."

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A frequent visitor to his alma mater, John McWethy presented the commencement address at DePauw and received the McNaughton Medal for Public Service on May 18, 2003. Audio Link[Download Audio: "DePauw's Relevance" 122KB] "You cannot imagine how relevant the building blocks of experience and knowledge that you have gained here will prove one day in your life," he told graduates. "From what you have learned at DePauw in these wonderful small classrooms you may not have learned the answers, but you certainly have learned how to ask the questions. Years after you have left Greencastle, I predict that something a professor said to you will suddenly flash back in your mind and ring so true and so wise."

Text, photos and video clips from that event may be accessed in this previous story. McWethy received an honorary doctoral degree from DePauw in 2002.