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December 11, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Eugene, OR
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Covering the News in 2020: Live Online

Friday, December 11, 2020

Journalist Andrew Whitehead talks about the news-reporting challenges of the past year.

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Join the Eugene Public Library Foundation for this month's entry in their series, “In Conversation with Experts and Enthusiasts,” each featuring a brief lecture followed by Q&A. 

On December 11, Andrew Whitehead, former Editor of the BBC World Service News, will talk about "Covering the News: A Look Back at 2020." Learn what's at stake for journalists as they cover the news, including a global pandemic, the Black Lives Matter movement, Brexit, and more.

Andrew Whitehead was until recently Editor of BBC World Service News, where he was responsible for the live news and current affairs content of the world’s most respected radio network. He also served as the BBC’s Delhi correspondent and political correspondent during his 35-year career with BBC News. He is an honorary professor at the University of Nottingham; teaches at the Global Education Oregon London Centre, and is a visiting professor at the Asian College of Journalism in Chennai, south India.

Whitehead is the author of "The Lives of Freda: The Political, Spiritual and Personal Journeys of Freda Bedi," biography of the Oxford communist, Indian nationalist, and Tibetan nun. His previous book was "A Mission in Kashmir," which uses oral history and personal testimony to interrogate the established Indian, Pakistani and Kashmiri narratives of how the Kashmir conflict started in 1947.