March 24, 2010
Lisa Ling to present a global perspective for media ethics lecture
Date: Tuesday, April 6
Time: 4 p.m.
Place: Tony and Lucille Weasler Auditorium
1506 W. Wisconsin Ave.
MILWAUKEE – Journalist Lisa Ling, who has reported for The Oprah Winfrey Show, Nightline and National Geographic’s Explorer, will deliver Marquette University’s annual Burleigh Media Ethics Lecture on Tuesday, April 6, in the Weasler Auditorium, 1506 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Ling will address “A Global Perspective,” drawing upon her experience in dozens of countries covering stories about gang rape in the Congo, bride burning in India and the Lord’s Resistance Army in Uganda, among many other issues. No registration or tickets are required for this free, public lecture.
Ling got her start in journalism as a correspondent for Channel One News, covering the civil war in Afghanistan when she was 21 years old. She later became a co-host of ABC Daytime’s hit show The View, which won its first daytime Emmy during her time on the show. She is currently special correspondent for CNN’s Planet in Peril series and contributing editor for USA Today’s USA Weekend magazine.
Ling is also developing an investigative series on the new channel OWN: the Oprah Winfrey Network. In addition to her worldwide news coverage, Ling is writing a book titled Mother, Daughter, Sister, Bride: Rituals of Womanhood
The Burleigh Media Ethics Lecture is sponsored annually by the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication
. The lecture honors William R. Burleigh, a 1957 Marquette journalism graduate, who started working for the Evansville, Ind. Press at age 14 as a sports reporter. He retired in 2000 as president and CEO of the E.W. Scripps Company, having led the transformation of Scripps from primarily a newspaper enterprise into a media company with interests in cable and broadcast television, newspaper publishing, e-commerce, interactive media, licensing and syndication. Burleigh lectures address ethical issues today’s communicators report on, as well as those they wrestle with in their own work.