Oct. 7: NPR’s Burnett Moderates “The War Next Door: Reporting Mexico, Drugs and the Border”

Date: October 7
Time: 4:00 -5:30 p.m.
Where: Quadrangle Room, Texas Union


NPR correspondent John Burnett, who earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from The University of Texas at Austin in 1978, will lead a panel discussion about reporting Mexico’s drug war—how journalists are coping with one of the most dangerous assignments in the world.

Panelists include:
Cecilia Balli, University of Texas at Austin anthropology assistant professor who has written about the border for Texas Monthly and Harper’s magazines
Javier Garza, who earned a master’s degree in journalism from the university in 2002 and is editor of El Siglo de Torreón, the newspaper of Torreón, Mexico
Tracy Wilkinson, Mexico City bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times

This lecture is free and open to the public thanks to the Mary Alice Distinguished Lectureship and the School of Journalism at The University of Texas at Austin. The panel discussion will be followed by a Q&A from the audience. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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