Texas Tech University

Slate Editor to Speak at College of Media & Communication Event

George Watson

October 2, 2015

Dahlia Lithwick will present a lecture for National News Engagement Day.

WHAT:           National News Engagement Day guest lecture with Dahlia Lithwick

WHEN:           2 p.m. Tuesday (Oct. 6)

WHERE:         College of Media & Communication, Room 281
EVENT:          The Department of Journalism & Electronic Media in the Texas Tech University College of Media & Communication will celebrate National News Engagement Day with a lecture from Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor at Slate, a daily online magazine that covers politics, business, technology and the arts. Lithwick also writes columns for Supreme Court Dispatches and Jurisprudence magazines.

Lithwick is a graduate of Yale University and earned her jurisdoctorate from Stanford University. She covers political, educational and legal topics and has been a guest on CNN, ABC, “The Colbert Report” and “The Rachel Maddow Show.”

“Last year, we marked National News Engagement Day with a panel discussion on what engagement looks like today, particularly from the perspective of campus and local news producers,” said Rob Peaslee, chairman for the Department of Journalism & Electronic Media. “This year, we focus on the stakes surrounding engagement and particularly on news engagement's relationship to democratic citizenship, privilege and responsibility. Ms. Lithwick is ideally placed to speak on these issues, and we feel fortunate to be hosting her at Texas Tech.”

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CONTACT: Aleesa Ross, director, Center for Student Success, Outreach and Engagement, College of Media & Communication, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-0348 or aleesa.ross@ttu.edu.