Indira Lakshmanan, Washington columnist for The Boston Globe and the Poynter Institute’s Newmark Chair for Journalism Ethics, kicks off the 2017-18 Willis Leadership Lecture at Shorecrest Preparatory School. She addresses the 9th-12th grade Shorecrest Upper School Monday, October 23 in her talk, “Real vs. Fake News.” The event begins at 11:45am in the Janet Root Theatre at Shorecrest.
Indira Lakshmanan has been a national and foreign correspondent and columnist for newspapers, a wire service, radio, TV and magazines, reporting from more than 80 countries, traveling with presidents, secretaries of State and presidential candidates. In her role as the Newmark chair in journalism ethics at the Poynter Institute, Lakshmanan is a voice in the national conversation about the role of journalism in our democracy.
The Willis Leadership Lecture will bring two additional speakers to the Shorecrest campus this academic year:
Dr. David Hastings, PhD – Eckerd College Marine Science Professor
“Climate Change – Real or Fake?”
November 13, 2017; 11:45-12:40pm
Janet Root Theatre
Dr. Hank Hine – Executive Director, Dali Museum
“What is “Authentic” Art?”
January 22, 2018 10:45-11:45am
Janet Root Theatre
The Willis Leadership Lecture series invites four esteemed speakers annually to address the Shorecrest community. This year’s theme is “Fake vs. Real.”
Founded in 1923, Shorecrest Preparatory School is a PK(3) through 12th grade coed, nonsectarian independent school located in Tampa Bay. By offering its families choice, support, and balance, Shorecrest graduates empathetic, independent thinkers who succeed at the university level, pursue their passions, and lead purposeful lives. Learn more at www.shorecrest.org.
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