David Freed

Special Assistant Professor, Department of Journalism and Media Communication, Colorado State University

A 1976 CSU journalism graduate and CSU Media Hall of Fame member, David Freed is a produced Hollywood screenwriter, author of the critically acclaimed Cordell Logan series of mystery-thriller novels and a former investigative journalist for The Los Angeles Times. He served as The Times' lead police reporter, was an individual finalist for the Pulitzer Prize’s Gold Medal for Public Service, the most prestigious award in American journalism, and shared in a Pulitzer Prize for the newspaper’s coverage of the 1992 Rodney King riots. He reported from the Middle East during Operation Desert Storm. An instrument-rated pilot, David is also a frequent contributor to national magazines, including the Atlantic, Pacific Standard, and Air & Space Smithsonian, where he is a contributing editor. He holds a master of arts degree in extension studies from Harvard University. In 2018, he was honored by the CSU Alumni Association as the College of Liberal Arts' Distinguished Alumnus.

David is speaking at

October 12, 2019
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Room 376-378, CSU's Lory Student Center

Speaker

  • David Freed (Speaker) Special Assistant Professor, Department of Journalism and Media Communication, Colorado State University

Description

Storytelling is in our DNA. Since the beginning of time, human beings have been energized by narratives that affect us on deep intellectual and emotional levels. In this informative, thought-provoking seminar, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, published novelist and special assistant professor in CSU’s Department of Journalism and Media Communication will serve as a guide to unlocking the mysteries of persuasive and engaging narrative storytelling. It is the story that prompts us to pay closer attention and care about the data itself — the very ambition of all good environmental reporting and writing.

STUDENTS ONLY. Snacks and soft drinks provided. Must be registered for the conference to attend. If you are interested in finding out more about how to participate at the SEJ Student Newsroom and related events, please contact Dr. Joe Champ, Department of Journalism and Media Communication, Colorado State University at joseph.champ@colostate.edu.

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