Lovejoy Journalist-in-Residence Program

This three-year program, made possible by a grant from the Knight Foundation, will bring journalists to campus to give public lectures and speak in classes. They will meet with students and aspiring journalists to explore and develop the themes raised by that year's winner of Colby's Lovejoy Award for courageous journalism.
April 24, 2011 - April 28, 2011
Jerry Mitchell
Investigative Reporter, The Clarion Ledger
Public Lecture: Tales of Justice and Reconciliation in Mississippi: A reporter's journey into the Klan and unpunished killings from the civil rights era
7:00 PM on April 25, 2011 in Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building

Jerry Mitchell is an investigative reporter for The Clarion Ledger in Jackson, Mississippi, who convinced authorities to re-open 'cold cases' from the civil rights era. Inspired by the film Mississippi Burning, Mitchell's investigations have led to the conviction of several Klansmen, and he was portrayed in the film Ghosts of Mississippi about the murder of Medgar Evers and the belated effort to bring Byron de la Beckwith to justice.  Mitchell is also a 2009 recipient of MacArthur Foundation genius grant and was awarded an honorary doctorate from Colby and honored with the Elijah Parish Lovejoy Award for courage in journalism in 2006.

April 11, 2011 - April 13, 2011
Scott Shane
Reporter, The New York Times
Public Lecture: The WikiLeaks Story: Technology, Secrecy and the Right to Know
7:00 PM on April 11, 2011 in Diamond 122

Scott Shane, national security reporter for the Washington Bureau of The New York Times, will speak about his experience as part of the team that broke the WikiLeaks story in Fall 2010. 

March 14, 2011 - March 17, 2011
Maureen Orth
Special Correspondent, Vanity Fair
Public Lecture: Up Against the Power of Fame - Confronting the spin, the resistance, and the pushback to deliver the truth
7:00 PM on March 14, 2011 in Ostrove Auditorium, Diamond Building

Maureen Orth will share her stories and experiences interviewing the rich and powerful, from Michael Jackson to Vladimir Putin.