New Republic Editor to Speak on Media and Liberalism at Kennedy School Forum

Contact: Doug Gavel
Phone: 617-495-1115
Date: October 21, 2005

Cambridge, MA — Peter Beinart, editor of the New Republic, will deliver the 2005 Theodore H. White Lecture on Press and Politics on Oct. 27 at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. “New Media, Old Media, and the Future of Liberalism” will begin at 6 p.m. at the John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum, 79 JFK Street, Cambridge.

Beinart has been the editor of the New Republic since 1999 and also writes a regular column for the Washington Post.

The Theodore H. White Lectureship on Press and Politics commemorates the life of the late reporter and historian who set the standard for contemporary political journalism and campaign coverage.

The event is co-sponsored by the Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy. It is open to the public and the press.

Journalists interested in attending the Forum should phone the Kennedy School Communications Office at (617) 495-1115 to reserve space on the press riser.

Alive Vivex video/audio feed of this Forum will be available.

The Forum will also be web-streamed live on the Institute of Politics website: http://www.iop.harvard.edu/events_forum.html

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