Journalist known for covering Middle East to speak Sept. 30

September 26, 2014 | Events, UToday, Law
By Kevin Bucher

Dr. Lawrence Pintak, former CBS News Middle East correspondent, will give a talk Tuesday, Sept. 30, at 7:30 p.m. in the Law Center Law McQuade Auditorium.



He will deliver a lecture titled “Covering Islam on Main Street: How a Foreign Crisis Has Become a Domestic News Story.”

Pintak is a professor and founding dean of the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University.

He has been called the foremost chronicler of the interaction between Arab and Western media. His books and articles focus on America’s relationship with the Muslim world, the role of the media in shaping global perceptions and government policy, and the future of journalism in a digital world.

His work has been featured in The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune and The Seattle Times, and on and

Pintak has written several books, including The New Arab Journalist (2011), Reflections in a Bloodshot Lens: America, Islam & the War of Ideas (2006), and Seeds of Hate: How America’s Flawed Middle East Policy Ignited the Jihad (2003).

The free, public presentation is hosted by the UT College of Law, sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and co-sponsored by the UT Center for International Studies Program and the World Affairs Council of Northwest Ohio.

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