Thursday, December 5th


NEAL CONAN | NPR in the 21st Century

Please join Neal Conan in conversation with UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism professor, Ben Manilla.

Over more than thirty five years with National Public Radio, Neal Conan served as a reporter, editor, producer, news executive and, for eleven and a half years, as host of “Talk of the Nation.”  His positions included stints as Bureau Chief in New York and London; he was, at various times, editor, producer and Executive Producer of “All Things Considered,” and, in a temporary capacity, Foreign Editor, Managing Editor, and News Director.

His work has been recognized with Peabody, Armstrong and DuPont-Columbia Awards, among others, for coverage of the Iran-Iraq War and the conflict in Northern Ireland and as part of the teams responsible for live coverage of 9/11, and the start of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.  He anchored NPR’s live coverage of major party political conventions, confirmation hearings of Supreme Court nominees, and a presidential impeachment.

On a leave of absence in 2000, he worked as the play-by-play announcer of the Aberdeen Arsenal, a team in the independent Atlantic League and wrote a book about his experiences: “Play by Play: Baseball, Radio and Life in the Last Chance League.”

Please join Neal and Ben in a lively discussion about the past, present and future of public radio followed by an audience Q and A.


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The Graduate School of Journalism


Room 105 - North Gate Hall

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