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News editor David Corn to speak for
next Lecture~Concert event on Oct. 27
Oct. 4, 2005 -- Longtime Washington editor David
Corn will present “What’s
the State of the American News Media?” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, on
of Arkansas State University in Jonesboro in the
Student Union Auditorium.
Corn has broken stories on President George W. Bush, former president
George H.W. Bush, Newt Gingrich, Colin Powell, Rush Limbaugh, Enron, the
CIA, the Pentagon and other Washington players and institutions.
He serves as editor of The Nation, the oldest political weekly in America
and is a Fox News Channel contributor. Corn writes on a host of subjects,
including politics, the White House, Congress and national security.
Corn currently writes a web column for The Nation titled “Capital
A graduate of Brown University, he has written for The Washington Post,
The New York Times, Harper’s Magazine, The New Republic, Village Voice,
Mother Jones and the Washington Monthly.
His first novel, “Deep Background” a political thriller, was published
by St. Martin’s Press in 1999. The Washington Post said it was
“brimming with gusto … As clean and steely as an icy Pinot Grigio …
An exceptional thriller.” The Los Angeles Times called it “a
slaughterhouse scorcher of a book you don’t want to put down” and
named it one of the best novels of the year.
His book on Ted Shackley, “Blond Ghost: Ted Shackley and the CIA’s
Crusades,” was published in 1995.
Corn was a contributor to “Unusual Suspects,” an anthology of mystery
and crime fiction (Vintage/Black Lizard, 1996). His short story “My
Murder” was nominated for a 1997 Edgar Allen Poe Award by the Mystery
Writers of America. The story was republished in The Year’s 25 Finest
Crime and Mystery Stories (Carroll & Graf, 1997).
Corn’s presentation is sponsored by the ASU Office of the Vice
Chancellor for Research and Academic Affairs.
The Lecture~Concert Series presents diverse programs to enrich the
cultural life of the campus, community, and region.
The next Lecture~Concert event will be Sir Harold Evans, author of the
book titled “They Made America: Innovators from Steam Engines to Search
Engines” Wednesday, Nov. 30.
For more details, please contact Dr. Gil Fowler, associate dean for The
Honors College, at 870-972-2308 or via email at email@example.com
or visit http://honors.astate.edu/.
To nominate a speaker or presenter for a future Lecture~Concert Series
event, please contact one of the committee members listed on The Honors
College web site, listed under the heading of Lecture~Concert.
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