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Reinhardt's Communication Department Hosts Speaker from CNN International for Communication Colloquium

Julie LindsayThe Communication Department at Reinhardt is holding a Communication Colloquium on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 at 2 p.m. in the Gordy Community Room.  Julie Lindsay of CNN International will be the guest speaker for the event, which is free and open to the public.

Lindsay will be speaking about "Truth, Lies and Videotape—Lessons of a Quarter Century in Broadcast Journalism.”

“It will encompass my early days as a BBC cub reporter reporting on the Northern Ireland conflict, my time at IRN/ITN covering the Romanian revolution/orphanages, and finally, my years at CNN focusing on run up and coverage of the Iraq War,” said Lindsay. 

"Her Talk Will Enlighten Students."
Dr. Pamela Wilson, associate professor of communication, emphasizes the importance for students to attend the Communication Colloquium. “I think that many students beyond just the communication majors would be interested in hearing her speak,” said Wilson.  “Her talk will enlighten students about global affairs, as well as about the field of broadcast journalism. Her stories about the various international conflicts that she has covered should be of interest to all who study history, geography, politics, sociology, economics, business and religion, as well as those students who are studying communication and media studies.” 

Lindsay Background
Julie Lindsay has a very impressive resume consisting of education and job experience in the communication field.  Her education includes ordinary levels in English literature, English language, Latin, French, history, biology and art, and advanced levels in English literature, French and general studies at Weatherhead High School for Girls in Cheshire, England.  She went on to receive a bachelor honor’s degree in communications from the University of Bristol in England and a post graduate degree in broadcast journalism and mass communications from Cornwall College of Higher Education in England. 

From 1982-1986, Lindsay worked as a social action broadcaster for Radio West/GWR, Bristol.  She began working as a reporter for BBC Radio in 1987, and continued doing so until 1989 when she took a job as a reporter, presenter and senior bulletin editor for IRN/ITN, London, where she not only edited and produced, but also anchored hourly nationwide bulletins. In 1993, Lindsay became the senior producer and presenter for BBC Radio 5 where she launched the award-winning BBC Radio National Morning Show. Beginning in 1994 and until 1996, she was the senior editor for Reuters Radio and Television in London. Lindsay is now employed by CNN International in Atlanta, Ga. as a senior writer, editor, producer and anchor. Working for CNN International since 1996, Lindsay has won DuPont and Peabody awards for her news coverage.

Lindsay has also done freelance and consulting work at various companies in London including British Petroleum, where she worked as a disaster management consultant training executives on how to effectively respond through media to a crisis scenario and Electronic Media Relations, where she worked as a consultant. While in London, she also worked as an anchor for BSB, which is now Sky News, and aided in the creation of the Oscar-winning short film “Creature Comfort.”

Lindsay's Location Reporting
Lindsay’s location reporting includes Romania, where she reported during the Romanian Revolution on Romanian orphanages. She also reported in Northern Ireland on the Enniskillen bombing, and also provided a radio documentary while with BBC Radio called “Parallel Lines” on the Northern Ireland Conflict.  While in Belfast/London, she covered the various IRA attacks. Lindsay’s other coverage areas include the British political coverage of the Thatcher resignation, the Lockerbie bombing, Clapham rail disaster and the Marchioness Disaster. 

For more information about the Communication Colloquium, please contact Wilson at 770-720-5578 or

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