William S. Morris III Distinguished Lecture Series

Would you like to nominate someone to be a William S. Morris III Distinguished Lecturer? Please contact us by e-mailing Executive Assistant to the Dean Annie Ruland at annie.ruland@ttu.edu, and tell us what national figure you believe we should consider inviting for this special distinction.

Former distinguished lecturers

2011 - Watch: Business and the Media: Friend or Foe?
Myron Kandel
Founding Financial Editor of CNN

2010
Robert Logan
Senior staff of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

2009
Jessica Pantanini
Chief Operations Officer for Bromley Communications
“Advertising to the Hispanic Culture”

2008
Peter Arnett
1966 Pulitzer Prize Winner
AP and CNN War Correspondent
“Experiences of a War Correspondent”

2007
Steve Yelvington
Internet Strategist for Morris Digital Works
“Net Change: How the Internet is Altering the DNA of Journalism”

2006
Tod Robberson
Chief of the Europe Bureau
The Dallas Morning News
“Journalism’s Crisis of Confidence”

2005
Christina Asquith
Education journalist/author
“Women’s Rights in Post-war Iraq”

2004
Evan Smith
Editor and executive vice president
Texas Monthly
“All Politics is Local: Texas, the 2004 Presidential Race and Beyond”

2003
Joyce King
Author
“Hate Crime: The Story of a Dragging in Jasper, Texas”

2002
Rena Penderson
Vice president/editorial page editor
The Dallas Morning News
“After September 11: What’s Next for the Baby Boomers”

2001
Mark N. Trahant
Chairman and CEO
Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education
“Two Robert Maynards, Journalism and Democracy”

2000
George Irish
President of Hearst Newspapers and corporate vice president of the Hearst Corporation
“Media in the Information Age”