Ashbrook will consider how the landscape and definition of "news" has changed during his career, from cub newspaper reporter at The South China Morning Post to the Boston Globe, the Internet start-up world, and NPR post-9/11.
Ashbrook is an award-winning journalist brought to public radio following the attacks of September 11, 2001, when he was enlisted by NPR and WBUR-Boston for special coverage, after a distinguished career in newspaper reporting and editing. His career in journalism spans 20 years as a foreign correspondent, newspaper editor, and author. He is a recipient of the Livingston Prize for National Reporting and is host of On Point on NPR.
The Vermont Humanities Council's First Wednesdays series is held on the first Wednesday of every month from October through May in nine communities statewide, featuring speakers of national and regional renown. Talks in Manchester are hosted by Mark Skinner Library. All First Wednesdays talks are free and open to the public.
The Vermont Department of Libraries is the statewide underwriter of First Wednesdays. "A Life in the News" is sponsored by Vermont Public Radio. Mark Skinner Library is sponsored by The Perfect Wife Restaurant and Tavern, The Spiral Press Cafe, and Vermont Renewable Fuels.
For more information, contact Mark Skinner Library at 802-362-2607 or email email@example.com.