NPR Journalist Michele Norris to Present “Listening to America in an Election Year: Did the Press Get it Right?”

Nov. 11, 2008

Event: Award-winning journalist, co-host of National Public Radio's (NPR) "All Things Considered" and 2008 Mary Alice Davis Distinguished Lecturer Michele Norris will present "Listening to America in an Election Year: Did the Press Get it Right?"

When: 7 p.m., Nov. 20

Where: The AT&T Ballroom at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, 1900 University Ave. Maps of campus are available online.

Background: Norris began co-hosting public radio's longest-running national program, with Robert Siegel and Melissa Block, in December 2002. Prior to that she was a correspondent for ABC News where she was a contributing correspondent for the "Closer Look" segments on "World News Tonight" with Peter Jennings. Before that, Norris reported for the Washington Post, Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times.

A four-time Pulitzer Prize entrant, Norris has received numerous awards for her work, including the National Association of Black Journalists' 2006 Salute to Excellence Award for her coverage of Hurricane Katrina, and an Emmy Award and a Peabody Award for her contribution to ABC News' coverage of 9/11. She is also a frequent guest on The Chris Matthews Show on MSNBC. A bio of Norris is available online.

This lecture is free and open to the public thanks to the Mary Alice Distinguished Lectureship, the William Randolph Hearst Endowment for Visiting Professionals and the School of Journalism at The University of Texas at Austin.

For more information, contact: Erin Geisler, KUT Radio, Moody College of Communication, (512) 475-8071.