Don R. Elliott Lecture Series: Alex Jones
The Nelson and Sue Andrews Institute for Civic Leadership presents
The Don R. Elliott Distinguished Presidential Lecture Series featuring
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013
Ezell Center, Room 301
This event is free and open to the public.
About Alex Jones
Alex Jones is director of the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy and Laurence M. Lombard Lecturer in the Press and Public Policy. The Shorenstein Center is a Harvard University research center dedicated to exploring and illuminating the intersection of press, politics and public policy in theory and practice. Through teaching and research at the Kennedy School of Government and its program of visiting fellows, conferences and initiatives, the center is at the forefront of its area of inquiry.
Jones covered the press for The New York Times from 1983 to 1992 and was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1987. His most recent book, "Losing the News: The Future of the News that Feeds Democracy" was published in August 2009. In 1991, he coauthored "The Patriarch: The Rise and Fall of the Bingham Dynasty," which Business Week magazine selected as one of the best business books of the year.
In 1992, he left the Times to work on "The Trust: The Private and Powerful Family Behind the New York Times," which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle award in biography.
He has been a Nieman Fellow at Harvard, a host of National Public Radio's "On the Media," and host and executive editor of PBS's Media Matters. In 2011, he was awarded the DeWitt Carter Reddick Award by the University of Texas for career achievement and was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is on the boards of the Committee of Concerned Journalists, International Center for Journalists, Foundation of the Society of Professional Journalists, Harvard Magazine, Nieman Foundation, Black Mountain Institute, the Institute for Politics, Democracy and the Internet, and other professional organizations.
About the Don R. Elliott Lectures
The Don R. Elliott Distinguished Presidential Lecture is designed to expose the Lipscomb campus and the surrounding community to persons of influence in one or more issues of contemporary debate or discussion, with a preference for issues related to economics or political science. The Elliott Lecture is funded by an endowment established at Lipscomb University by the Don R. Elliott Foundation. The late Elliott, a native of Kerr, Ark. and former fundraising consultant for Lipscomb University, was formerly a professor of economics and political science at Little Rock University, Randolph-Macon College and Vanderbilt University. He founded Don Elliott and Associates, a fundraising consulting firm that helped to direct campaigns for Lipscomb, Vanderbilt and Belmont in Nashville, and a host of other colleges and private schools.
The Elliott Lecture was presented for the first time in 2010. It has featured Dr. Elaine Kamarck, lecturer in public policy at Harvard and former member of President Clinton's administration, and James P. Pinkerton. author, co-chair of the RATE Coalition and member of President Reagan's and President George H.W. Bush's administrations.