Contact: Otis Sanford
February 24, 2014 - Geneva Overholser, professor and former director of the University
of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, will speak
at the University of Memphis' annual Norm Brewer First Amendment Lecture Series. Her
talk will be Tuesday, March 4, at 6 p.m. in the University Center Theatre.
The event is free and open to the public. Paid parking is available in the Zach Curlin
garage adjacent to the University Center.
Overholser was the ombudsman for The Washington Post from 1995 to 1998 and served
as a columnist for the paper. She was editor of The Des Moines Register from 1988
to 1995, leading the paper to a Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. Overholser also
has served on the editorial board of The New York Times.
The Norm Brewer Lecture is named in memory of longtime Memphis journalist Norman Brewer
and focuses on the First Amendment and today's media and journalism landscape. It
is sponsored by Professor Otis Sanford, the Helen and Jabie Hardin Chair of Excellence
in Economics/Managerial Journalism, and the student chapters of the Society of Professional
Journalists and the National Association of Black Journalists.
For more information, call 901-678-3669.