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Past Creason Lecturers

NOTE: Affiliations listed are at the time of their speech.
 

James Fallows

2023 James Fallows, author


John Lansing

2022 John Lansing, CEO of National Public Radio


Peter Baker and Susan Glasser

2021 Peter Baker, chief White House correspondent, New York Times, and Susan Glasser, staff writer, The New Yorker


2020 No lecture given


Howard Fineman

2019 Howard Fineman, global editorial director, Huffington Post


Sam Abell

2018 Sam Abell, National Geographic photographer


Terry Hunt

2017 Terry Hunt, AP Veteran


2016 Jeffery Marks, general manager of a Virginia television station


Pamela Brown

2015 Pamela Brown, CNN national news correspondent


2014 Mervin Aubespin, Louisville Courier Journal, associate editor (retired), former national president, National Association of Black Journalists


2013 Al Tompkins, senior faculty broadcast and online, The Poynter Institute


John Harwood

2012 John Harwood, CNBC, New York Times political writer


Leonard Pitts Jr

2011 Leonard Pitts, Jr., Miami Herald, nationally syndicated columnist


Tom Curley

2010 Tom Curley, Associated Press, president and CEO


2009 Howard Fineman, Newsweek/MSNBC, columnist


2008 John Carroll, former editor, Los Angeles Times, Baltimore Sun, Lexington Herald-Leader


2007 Molly Bingham, journalist, photographer, filmmaker


2006 David Broder, Washington Post, columnist


2005 Leonard Downie, Jr., Washington Post, executive editor


2004 Earl Caldwell, New York Times, former civil rights-era reporter


2003 Bob Edwards, National Public Radio, host of Morning Edition


2002 Angelo B. Henderson, The Detroit News, special projects reporter


2001 Bonnie Angelo, Time Magazine, contributor


2000 Clarence Page, Chicago Tribune, columnist


1999 Charles L. Overby, The Freedom Forum, chairman and CEO


1998 Hodding Carter III, Knight Foundation, president and CEO


1997 Michael Gartner, NBC News, former president


1996 Geneva Overholser, Washington Post, ombudsman


1995 Robert Mulholland, NBC, former president


1994 Burl Osborne, Dallas Morning News, publisher/editor


1993 Jim Squires, Chicago Tribune, former editor


1992 Helen Thomas, UPI, reporter


1991 Bernard Shaw, CNN, anchor


1990 David Kindred, The National Sports Daily, columnist


1989 Charles Kuralt, CBS News, correspondent


1988 John Ed Pearce, Louisville Courier Journal, columnist


1987 John C. Quinn, USA Today, editor


1986 Eugene Patterson, St. Petersburg Times, Chairman and CEO


1985 Charles McDowell, Richmond Times-Dispatch, syndicated columnist


1984 David Dick, CBS Television News, correspondent


1983 Harrison E. Salisbury, New York Times, associate editor


1982 William Safire, New York Times, Washington Bureau


1981 Thomas G. Wicker, New York Times, associate editor


1980 John F. Day, CBS News, former director


1979 James Reston, New York Times, columnist


1978 No lecture given


1977 James J. Kilpatrick, Washington Star, syndicated columnist

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