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From the Times to Twitter: The Role of Media in the 2012 Campaign

Tue, Oct 23, 2012, 7:30 PM
Columnist, political analyst, and best-selling author Steven V. Roberts will discuss "From The Times to Twitter: The Role of Media in the 2012 Campaign" as part of the Marya McLaughlin Lecture in Media Communications. All Marymount students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend.
As a journalist for more than 45 years, Steven Roberts has covered some of the major events of our time, including 11 presidential campaigns. His 25-year career with the New York Times included assignments as bureau chief in Los Angeles and Athens and as Congressional and White House correspondent. He also served as a senior writer at U.S. News for seven years, specializing in national politics and foreign policy. Roberts and his wife, journalist Cokie Roberts, write a nationally syndicated newspaper column that was named one of the ten most popular columns in America by Media Matters.
Roberts is also the author or coauthor of four books, and appears regularly as a political analyst on Washington-based television and radio programs. He is a substitute host on NPR's Diane Rehm Show. Since 1997, Roberts has been the Shapiro Professor of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University. His many honors include the Dirksen Award for covering Congress and the Wilbur Award for reporting on religion and politics.
Roberts' visit is made possible through an endowed lectureship in media communications in honor of Marya McLaughlin, a well-known CBS News radio and television correspondent. Ms. McLaughlin, an alumna of Marymount College in Tarrytown, New York, taught mathematics at Marymount in Arlington in the 1950s.
A reception will follow. Come early! Seating is limited.