ISU Speaker Series to Honor Slain Journalist

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(photo courtesy of Indiana State University) (photo courtesy of Indiana State University)
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Indiana State University has established an annual address in honor of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Khashoggi, whose death in Turkey last October drew headlines worldwide, is a 1983 graduate of Indiana State.

The university says the Jamal Khashoggi Annual Address on Journalism and the Media will examine current and critical issues related to journalism, the First Amendment and freedom of the press. The address will feature speakers including prominent journalists, authors, filmmakers, photojournalists, or other media professionals.

"I believe it is highly appropriate to pay tribute to Jamal Khashoggi’s lifelong career by providing an opportunity for these important issues to be discussed,” President Deborah Curtis said during a meeting of the ISU Board of Trustees.

Khashoggi studied as an undergraduate at ISU from 1977 to 1982 and conferred a business administration degree in 1983.

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