Tom Brokaw to discuss political news coverage during Murrow Forum at Tufts University on April 14

April 9, 2008

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MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. – Distinguished journalist Tom Brokaw will moderate a panel of prominent communications experts as they discuss "Noise vs. News: The State of Political Coverage" during the third annual Edward R. Murrow Forum on Issues in Journalism. As the presidential campaign continues, Brokaw will offer his thoughts based on his experience covering every presidential election since 1968 and two decades as anchor of the NBC "Nightly News."

  • Tom Brokaw, NBC News special correspondent;former NBC news anchor; best-selling author
  • Matt Bai, national politics reporter for The New York Times Magazine; former national correspondent for Newsweek and Rolling Stone
  • Eric Fehrnstrom, former senior communications adviser and traveling press secretary to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney
  • Peggy Noonan, columnist, Wall Street Journal; best-selling author; former speechwriter for presidents Ronald Regan and George H.W. Bush
Monday, April 14, 2008
1:30 to 3 p.m.
Cabot Intercultural Center, ASEAN Auditorium
The Fletcher School
160 Packard Avenue
Tufts University-Medford/Somerville campus
The inspiration for the forum is legendary broadcaster Edward. R. Murrow, who used television to expose Senator Joseph McCarthy's controversial crusade against American citizens at the height of the Cold War. His legacy reminds a new generation of the power, and responsibility, of a free press.
The Edward R. Murrow Forum on Issues in Journalism issponsored by the Communications and Media Studies Program, the Murrow Center of Public Diplomacy at The Fletcher School, and the Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University. To watch a live webcast of the forum, visit at the time of the event.


About Tufts University
Tufts University, located on three Massachusetts campuses in Boston, Medford/Somerville, and Grafton, and in Talloires, France, is recognized among the premier research universities in the United States. Tufts enjoys a global reputation for academic excellence and for the preparation of students as leaders in a wide range of professions. A growing number of innovative teaching and research initiatives span all Tufts campuses, and collaboration among the faculty and students in the undergraduate, graduate and professional programs across the university's schools is widely encouraged.