Newsroom diversity the focus of free lecture on Oct. 20

October 03, 2016

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A reporter for and the Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, will focus on newsroom diversity in a session titled “The Brown Factor: The Importance of Being Brown in the Newsroom” when she visits Penn State for Hispanic Heritage Month activities in the College of Communications.

The free public session by Ivey DeJesus will be conducted at 6 p.m. Oct. 20 in Carnegie Cinema (113 Carnegie Building) on the University Park campus. 

An award-winning writer, DeJesus covers a wide range of topics, from the debates on gay marriage, abortion and gun control to state and federal legislative matters, the war on terror and veterans issues.

She has earned numerous awards for her work, including the Sigma Delta Chi Award for Public Service from the Society of Professional Journalists. She has also been honored by the Associated Press Managing Editors and the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association.

Beyond her work, DeJesus is a certified yoga instructor and avid practitioner. She is also a student of the piano.

Her visit is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs and AHANA — the African, Hispanic, Asian and Native American student club in the College of Communications.

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    Ivey DeJesus

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Last Updated October 03, 2016