Adventures of a Global Reporter
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hawley
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hawley will relate his experiences as a reporter in such overseas locations as Latin America and Afghanistan for the debut lecture in a new Communications Speakers Series on campus. The presentation is free and open to the public.
In 2012, Hawley was part of a team of Associated Press reporters to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Journalism for a months-long investigation into the New York Police Department’s post-9/11 surveillance of Muslim and minority neighborhoods. His individual work has also garnered him many of the other top awards in journalism, including the Polk, Goldsmith, Tobenkin and Poe Awards.
For his Penn State talk, he will discuss his career as an international journalist, including how he got his start in the field, what he learned from his various overseas assignments, and what students can learn from his experience in the world of writing, intercultural communication, and the global media.
Hawley began his career at the San Juan Star in Puerto Rico, and later worked as Caribbean Desk Editor for the Associated Press. As International Desk Editor for the AP in New York from 2000 to 2004, he supervised editors and coverage from dozens of foreign bureaus at the world’s largest news-gathering organization. His duties included editing coverage of the September 11th attacks and the U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. He was embedded with U.S. troops in Afghanistan, as well. He also worked for several years as a reporter in Mexico City, covering Latin American news for the Gannett-owned Arizona Republic and later USA Today.
Hawley's lecture is funded by the Student Activity Fee Fund at Penn State Harrisburg, and sponsored by the college’s School of Humanities.