The University of Montana School of Journalism has announced its Dean Stone lecturer for 2011: Judy Woodruff.
Here’s the details on her talk, courtesy of a news release from the U:
Award-winning television journalist Judy Woodruff has covered politics and other news for more than three decades at CNN, NBC and PBS. She will bring that insight to The University of Montana this month as the speaker for the UM School of Journalism’s 2011 Dean Stone Lecture.
Woodruff, who now co-anchors the PBS “NewsHour,” will present “Surveying 2012: Politics, Media and the Millennials” at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, in the University Center Theater. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Woodruff will examine the early stages of the 2012 presidential election, as well as the state of the nation’s politics. She also will share her insights on the political cultural climate in this country, with a special focus on how the young voters who helped drive the 2008 election of President Barack Obama are feeling as the re-election season nears.
For 12 years, Woodruff served as anchor and senior correspondent for CNN, anchoring the weekday political program “Inside Politics.” She returned to PBS in 2007, bringing to television and the Web an extensive documentary project on the views of young Americans titled “Generation Next: Speak Up. Be Heard.”
Woodruff’s work has won numerous accolades throughout the years. She has received the CINE Lifetime Achievement Award, a Duke Distinguished Alumni Award and the Edward R. Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award in Broadcast Journalism/Television, among others.