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New York Journalist Jonathan Hicks to Speak at HU
11/28/2012 - #32

Hampton Va. – On Thursday, Nov. 29, the Hampton University Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications' Caldwell Café will host Jonathan Hicks, an award-winning writer and journalist who has covered politics and business for more than 30 years. A columnist for The Amsterdam News, the famed New York City African-American newspaper, he has reported extensively on the role of people of color in the business world.

Hicks worked for The New York Times for nearly 25 years, reporting on the political climate of the State of New York as well as New York City. Known for being an expert on politics, he has often been a guest political analyst and commentator on local television and radio news programs.

The day of Hicks' visit, Professor Earl Caldwell, Scripps Howard writer-in-residence, will interview the noted journalist in the Scripps Howard television studio at 6:15 p.m., beginning the Caldwell Café broadcast. During this "studio in the round," topics including politics, the recent presidential election, President Obama, and what is next for his second presidential term will be discussed. Students and guests will have the opportunity to ask questions during the broadcast.

Seating will be limited. Any overflow will be accommodated in the R. P. Scripps Auditorium. A reception will immediately follow the taping.

The Caldwell Café series is named after Earl Caldwell, a nationally renowned journalist, who is a writer-in-residence with the Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications. The series was designed as a vehicle for Caldwell to expose students to media and journalism professionals in a relaxed environment.

For more information, contact Caldwell at 757.637.2020 or earl.caldwell@hamptonu.edu.

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