National BeatGAMBIER, Ohio (September 21, 2010) Radio journalist Linda Wertheimer will discuss the state of the electronic news media in a talk at Kenyon on Monday, October 4, at 7:30 p.m.
Wertheimer, National Public Radio (NPR) senior national correspondent, will lecture that day on "Where Did the News Go? From Brokaw, Jennings and Rather to Beck, Maddow and Stewart" at Higley Auditorium, Higley Hall. On Tuesday, October 5, in the Peirce Hall Lounge, at 11:10 a.m., Wertheimer will discuss "The Midterm Elections."
Wertheimer began her career with NPR in 1971 as the first director and host for the on-air news magazine All Things Considered. She went on to receive a duPont-Columbia Award for her excellence in broadcast journalism in 1979, and, in 2001, she was selected as one of America's 200 most influential women by Vanity Fair. Her appearances at Kenyon are sponsored by Faculty Lectureships.