A Conversation on the Intersection of Religion and Politics

Overby Center
Two nationally known journalists who specialize in the coverage of religion were at the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 5:30 p.m. to discuss religion and the 2020 election. The journalists are Terry Mattingly, a senior fellow at the center and editor of the daily blog, and Richard Ostling, a former chief religion writer for The Associated Press and a former senior correspondent for Time Magazine.

Robert Penn Warren: A Vision

Award-winning filmmaker Tom Thurman was the Overby Center on Wednesday for a screening of his documentary “Robert Penn Warren: A Vision.” Thurman, who has produced and directed 36 documentaries on art, film, music, sports and literary figures, discussed his work with Joe Atkins, a professor in the university’s School of Journalism and New Media.

Journalism & Democracy in Crisis

5:30 pm
Overby Center
Veteran journalist Geneva Overholser, who led the Des Moines Register to the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service during her seven years as its top editor, was at the Overby Center on Wednesday to discuss “Journalism and Democracy in Crisis.”

About the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics

The Overby Center features programs, multimedia displays and writings which examine the complex relationships between the media and politicians - past, present and future. We pay special attention to Southern perspectives.

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