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2019 Nieman Lecture with Soledad O'Brien
Start Date: 2/26/2019Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Date: 2/26/2019End Time: 6:00 PM

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Date And Time

Tue, February 26, 2019
4:00 PM – 6:30 PM CST
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Alumni Memorial Union
1442 West Wisconsin Avenue
Alumni Memorial Union Ballrooms, 3rd Floor
Milwaukee, WI 53233

This year, in partnership with the Marquette Forum, the Diederich College of Communication is pleased to welcome Soledad O’Brien as the 2019 Nieman Lecturer.
On February 26 at 4 p.m., O’Brien will deliver her lecture “Reporting on Politics in ‘Crazy Times’” in the Alumni Memorial Union Monaghan Ballroom. “Are Journalists the Enemies of the People?” panel discussion moderated by Dave Umhoefer, the Director of the O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism, will immediately follow the lecture. Special thanks to the Marquette University Law School, Raynor Memorial Libraries, and Center for Gender and Sexuality Studies for their additional support.
About Soledad O'Brien
Soledad O’Brien serves as the CEO of Starfish Media Group and anchors and produces the Hearst Television political magazine program “Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien.” She is also a reporter for HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” and PBS NewsHour. Previously, O’Brien anchored for two CNN morning news programs and created the “In America” documentary series. Prior to joining CNN, O’Brien anchored on “Weekend Today” and was a contributor to the “Today” show and “NBC Nightly News.”
During the course of her career, O’Brien has won three Emmy awards: two for her coverage of race issues and one for her reporting on the 2012 presidential election. She is also the recipient of two Peabody awards.
O’Brien is also the author of “Latino in America” and a critically acclaimed memoir “The Next Big Story.”
O’Brien lives in New York with her husband, Brad Raymond, and their four children.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Parking is available at the 1240 W Wells Street and 749 N 16th Street parking structures at Marquette University.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Please contact Laura White at with any questions.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Yes, do to the popularity of this event, a printed ticket will be required to attend.
Is there a limit to the number of tickets I can order?
Due to the popularity of this event, there is a limit of two tickets per order.
Location Information:
Marquette University  (View Map)
1250 W. Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Phone: (414) 288-7250

Marquette University - Alumni Memorial Union  (View Map)
1442 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53233

Marquette University - Alumni Memorial Union  (View Map)
1442 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
Room: Ballrooms
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