February 5, 2007
Written by: Christy HammettTexas newspaper legend Phil Record will speak at the 2007 Cathryn Anne Hansen Buesseler Distinguished Lectureship in Print Media. Record, who is the former national president of the Society of Professional Journalists and former vice president of the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas, will speak on media ethics and the foundation of the First Amendment. Record, a newspaperman for more than half a century, worked as a reporter for the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal for two years and has spent many years as a reporter and former editor for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. He was inducted into the Texas Tech Mass Communications Hall of Fame in 1994 and served on the college’s National Board of Directors since 2002. Jerry C. Hudson, dean of the College of Mass Communications, said it is always an honor to have Record speak to the college students. “Each time he visits, he is a champion of expressing the importance of freedom of information,” Hudson said. “This is something that he practices in his everyday life. He is a professional at the highest level.” The Cathryn Anne Hansen Buesseler Distinguished Lectureship in Print Media provides students and faculty with the opportunity to meet nationally known print media professionals and engage them in conversations relevant to current social, cultural and political issues. Buesseler is a former professor from the College of Mass Communications. The event is set for 6 pm. (Feb. 15) in the Merket Alumni Center. For more information on the event, please contact Dawn Moreno at firstname.lastname@example.org or (806) 742- 3385 Ext. 221. CONTACT: Jerry C Hudson, dean of the College of Mass Communications, Texas Tech University, at email@example.com or 742-3385.