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Geneva Overholser Will Speak at U of M’s First Amendment Lecture March 4

Contact: Otis Sanford

OverholserFebruary 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.

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