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On Sunday, September 30, John F. Burns, chief foreign correspondent for The New York Times, will receive Colby’s annual Lovejoy Award for courageous journalism, and three other journalists who have covered the Iraq war will talk about their experiences.
The panel discussion, Differing Perspectives on Covering the War in Iraq, begins at 4 p.m. in Colby’s Diamond Building and features Andrea Bruce of The Washington Post, Bill Nemitz of the Portland Press Herald, and Christine Spolar of the Chicago Tribune.
Burns, who spent the last five years at Baghdad bureau chief for the Times, will receive an honorary degree and speak at 8 p.m. in Lorimer Chapel. The public is invited to both events, free of charge.
The Lovejoy Convocation and panel discussion are events of the Goldfarb Center for Public Affairs and Civic Engagement, which connects teaching and research with contemporary political, economic and social issues.
For more information on the Lovejoy Award, please visit <http://www.colby.edu/lovejoy>.