Media Advisory: Noted journalist Soledad O’Brien to deliver Nieman Lecture at Marquette

Feb. 20, 2019

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MILWAUKEE — Marquette University’s annual Nieman lecture will feature award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien presenting a speech titled “Reporting on Politics in ‘Crazy Times’” on Tuesday, Feb. 26, at 4 p.m. in the Monaghan Ballroom in the Alumni Memorial Union at 1442 W. Wisconsin Ave. The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion, “Are Journalists the Enemies of the People?” moderated by Dave Umhoefer, director of the O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism. 

O’Brien is an award-winning journalist, speaker, author and philanthropist. She is the CEO of Starfish Media Group, a multi-platform media production company dedicated to telling empowering and authentic stories on a range of social issues. O’Brien anchors and produces the Hearst Television political magazine program “Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien.” She also reports regularly for HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” and PBS NewsHour. She has appeared as an anchor or contributor on all three major networks, is philanthropy editor of Worth Magazine and is a frequent author of op-ed pieces for publications such as the New York Daily News and the Huffington Post. 

This event is hosted by J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication and a part of the Marquette Forum, a yearlong series of events focusing on civic dialogue and the state of democracies across the world.

About Christopher Stolarski

Christopher Stolarski

Chris is an associate director of university communication in the Office of University Relations. Contact Chris at (414) 288-1988 or