Baylor Welcomes Associated Press Correspondent

Chris Tomlinson
AP journalist Chris Tomlinson (Courtesy photo)
Sept. 27, 2013

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WACO, Texas (Sept. 27, 2013) - Chris Tomlinson, an award-winning supervisory correspondent for The Associated Press, will speak at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 30, in Marrs McLean Room 101.

Tomlinson currently lives in Austin, Texas, where he is responsible for political and state government reporting from the state. He has been employed by The Associated Press since 1995 and has done international investigative reporting with stints in Africa and Iraq.

He will speak on his experiences abroad and his most recent job in Texas, as well as his book Tomlinson Hill, which explores his experiences as a fifth-generation Texan who is the descendent of slave holders.

Mia Moody-Ramirez, Ph.D., an associate professor in the department of journalism, public relations and new media in the College of Arts and Sciences, says hearing Tomlinson is a great opportunity for students.

"Students benefit greatly from hearing journalists who are working in the field," she said. "It is rare that our students get to hear from speakers with his skills and expertise. He is a high-achieving journalist."

Students and faculty members who are interested in history and journalism are invited to attend the event, which is co-sponsored by the Institute for Oral History, Student Activities and Multicultural Affairs, and the department of journalism, public relations and new media.

The lecture is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Mia Moody-Ramirez at (254) 710-7247.

by Kristen Bennett, student newswriter, (254) 710-6805

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