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Jim Lehrer is the author of two memoirs, three plays, and 20 novels, including Super, Flying Crows, and The Phony Marine, as well as a series featuring a fictional lieutenant governor of Oklahoma. He has been honored with numerous awards for journalism, including the 1999 National Humanities Medal, two Emmys, the Fred Friendly First Amendment Award, the George Foster Peabody Broadcast Award, the William Allen White Foundation Award for Journalistic Merit, and the University of Missouri School of Journalism's Medal of Honor. In 1991, he was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is currently the executive editor and anchor of The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on PBS.

Alex Jones is the Laurence M. Lombard Lecturer in the Press and Public Policy and director of the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy at Harvard. He co-authored The Patriarch: The Rise and Fall of the Bingham Dynasty and The Trust: The Private and Powerful Family Behind The New York Times. He has been a Nieman Fellow at Harvard, a host of National Public Radio's On the Media, and host and executive editor of PBS's Media Matters. He is on the boards of the Committee of Concerned Journalists, International Center for Journalists, Foundation of the Society of Professional Journalists, Harvard Magazine, Nieman Foundation, Black Mountain Institute, the Institute for Politics, Democracy & the Internet, and other professional organizations. He covered the press for The New York Times from 1983-92 and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1987.


Broadcast journalism; Press; Television broadcasting of news


American Literature | Arts and Humanities | Broadcast and Video Studies | Journalism Studies | Literature in English, North America | Mass Communication




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