“60 Minutes” producer and award-winning journalist Lowell Bergman will speak on his experiences in investigative journalism when he visits Flagler College March 8. Time of the program has been changed to 7:30 p.m.
Bergman is best known for his work producing CBS News’ “60 Minutes,” and has covered topics from Al Qaedaâ€™s terrorist activities to Dick Cheney and Halliburton. He has received many awards for his achievements, including three Peabody Awards and a Writerâ€™s Guild Award. Bergman has also contributed to the New York Times Pulitzer Prize-winning series â€œA Dangerous Businessâ€ with David Barstow.
Bergman will be attending the college’s 10th annual Communication Week as a keynote speaker.
“We wanted to do something huge for the 10th COM Week celebration,â€ communication department chair Tracy Halcomb said. â€œWe were lucky enough to secure Mr. Lowell Bergman of CBS and PBS fame. He will be fantastic.â€
Each spring the communication department and the collegeâ€™s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America sponsor and host â€œCOM weekâ€ featuring speakers with a variety of backgrounds and experience in all areas of communication.
Bergman’s talkÂ will beÂ in the Lewis Auditorium, 14 Granada St. It is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Elizabeth Orne at Orne287@flagler.edu.
The Public Relations Student Society of America (www.prssa.org) is the foremost organization for students interested in public relations and communications. Founded in 1968 by its parent organization, the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), PRSSA includes more than 11,000 student members and advisers, and is active at more than 340 colleges and universities.