Seattle Times exec. editor to give Hosokawa Journalism lecture

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WALLA WALLA -- David Boardman, executive editor and senior vice president of The Seattle Times and seattletimes.com, will present this year's Hosokawa Journalism lecture, "The Promises and Perils of Journalism in the 21st Century."

The free lecture will be given at 7 p.m. March 29 in Maxey Auditorium, Whitman College, 345 Boyer Ave.

Through the prism of The Seattle Times, Washington state's largest newspaper, and illustrated by the Pulitzer Prize award-winning work he managed, Boardman will discuss what the act of professional journalism requires.

He also will discuss marrying the use of modern tools and citizen journalism with traditional values.

As an editor for The Seattle Times, Boardman has directed three Pulitzer Prize-winning team projects and edited six other stories that were Pulitzer finalists.

As a member of the company's senior executive team, he contributes to overall company operations, strategy and long-term planning.

Before joining The Times in 1983, he was a reporter and editor at several papers in the Northwest, and worked on a construction project in Liberia.

He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and has a graduate degree from the University of Washington.

For more information, call 527-4917.

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