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Marsh Lecture

Thanks to the generous gift of Howard R. Marsh, our department is home to the Howard R. Marsh Visiting Professor of Journalism. Each year, the department hires a mid-career journalist or academic who studies journalism to fill this endowed chair. The Marsh Professor teaches two classes based on their expertise and gives a public lecture based on their research and experience in the journalism field.


2018 Marsh Lecture
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Erhlicher Room, North Quad

Lecture by Will Potter
"Watch(ed)dogs: The FBI's Secret War on Journalism" 

President Trump has waged a public campaign against journalism as "fake news" and "enemies of the people," but lesser known is the FBI's long-running campaign against the press. Marsh Professor of Journalism Will Potter discusses his investigations into FBI spying, and why the bureau has considered journalism such a dangerous threat