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Crain Lecture: Michael Massing

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Published on Apr 16, 2012

Why would acclaimed journalist Michael Massing, who writes about contemporary politics, media and international affairs, choose the Protestant Reformation as the subject for his next book? In this lecture Massing discusses how events of 500 years ago parallel and inform the present and how the tools of journalism can be used to unearth the past. This lecture was co-sponsored by Northwestern's Religious Studies, History and German departments.

Massing, author of "Now They Tell Us," about press coverage of the war in Iraq, and "The Fix," a critical study of the U.S. War on drugs, is a former executive editor of the Columbia Journalism Review and co-founder of the Committee to Protect Journalists.

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