News Reporting & Writing at Truman College welcomes you to join in the following talks with professional journalists on a variety of topics, including how to pursue stories for publication and broadcast.
Roxane Assaf speaks about Middle East media coverage and broadcast journalism on September 19 (photo courtesy of Truman College).

Sessions take place at Truman College (1145 W. Wilson), Room #2106, at 11:30am, on the following dates:
Wed., Sept. 14 — Former feature writer and editor of the Wilmington Morning Star in North Carolina, CLIFTON TRUMAN DANIEL directs Public Relations and writes web stories that represent Truman College to the world. Daniel will speak on his journalism experiences and the differences between news writing and PR. He will also talk about specific approaches to on-line reporting and writing.
Mon., Sept. 19 — Award-winning journalist and Medill graduate ROXANE ASSAF teaches at Truman in the ESL and credit programs, in addition to having been a television producer, disc jockey, documentary filmmaker, essayist, and performance artist. Her work in Bethlehem and Jerusalem won a 2002 National Arab Journalists Association’s Excellence in Journalism Award. (See also Ms. Assaf’s full bio.)
Wed., Oct. 12 — Staff writer at the Pioneer Press News-Star, ANGELA CAPUTO covers neighborhood news and public interest issues for the community newspaper that carries stories about Uptown and other North Side neighborhoods.
Wed., Oct. 26 — Also covering local neighborhood news, Medill School of Journalism graduate JEFF KELLY LOWENSTEIN reports for the South Shore Community News and has freelanced for NPR, the Chicago Tribune, Boston Herald, Daily Southtown, and The Common Review.
Wed., Nov. 2 — Truman student at large, KARI McCLEAN represents The Night Ministry as Coordinator for Public & Media Relations. In Spring 2005, she completed the News Reporting & Writing class and contributed articles to the Uptown Exchange premiere issue. Students will learn answers to the question: What can you do with journalism classes at Truman?
Mon., Nov. 28 — Founder and editor-in-chief of the bi-monthly culture and politics mag Punk Planet (which he created when he was 19), DAN SINKER developed some of his best ideas on a skateboard at our own Wilson park, where he also dreamed up Bail magazine and Punk Planet Books. Sinker will talk about do-it-yourself journalism and publishing.
Wed., Dec. 7 — World Press prize-winning photojournalist JON LOWENSTEIN has exhibited his work locally and in the pages of Mother Jones, US News & World Report, Fortune, The New York Times, and Chicago Magazine, among other publications.

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