Samford to Host Political Journalist Whitmire on April 15comment (0)
April 17, 2014
Samford University’s journalism and mass communication (JMC) department will host journalist Kyle Whitmire for the department’s 2014 Robinson Forum on April 15 at 7 p.m. in Brooks Auditorium, Brooks Hall. The local government and politics reporter for The Birmingham News will speak about ethics in journalism in the digital era.
Whitmire, an Alabama native, graduated from Birmingham-Southern College in 2001 and has had a 13-year journalism career, including work as production manager for The Western Star, staff writer and new media editor for Birmingham Weekly, stringer for The New York Times and new media editor/senior writer at Weld for Birmingham.
In 2008 and 2009, Whitmire’s “War on Dumb” column was awarded first place for the best political column in the 55,000 and under circulation division by the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies and the Medill School of Journalism.
For more information, contact the JMC department at 205-726-2948.