An Evening with Tom Bowman

Tom Bowman, Pentagon Reporter, NPR
An Evening with Tom Bowman

Wednesday, February 20, 7 p.m., Knight Library Browsing Room

Tom Bowman is a NPR National Desk reporter covering the Pentagon. In his current role, Bowman has traveled to Iraq and Afghanistan often for month-long visits and embedded with U.S. Marines and soldiers.

Before coming to NPR in April 2006, Bowman spent nine years as a Pentagon reporter at The Baltimore Sun. Altogether he was at The Sun for nearly two decades, covering the Maryland Statehouse, the U.S. Congress, the U.S. Naval Academy, and the National Security Agency (NSA). His coverage of racial and gender discrimination at NSA led to a Pentagon investigation in 1994.

Bowman is a co-winner of a 2006 National Headliners’ Award for stories on the lack of advanced tourniquets for U.S. troops in Iraq. In 2010, he received an Edward R. Murrow Award for his coverage of a Taliban roadside bomb attack on an Army unit.

This event is co-sponsored by KLCC

Demystifying: The music business as a petri dish for journalism innovation

Cherie Hu, Freelance Journalist
Demystifying: The music business as a petri dish for journalism innovation

Wednesday, February 27, 2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., Room 221 Allen Hall
Thursday, February 28, 10 a.m. – 11:20 a.m., Room 303 Allen Hall

Cherie Hu is an award-winning freelance journalist focusing on the intersection of music, media and technology. She writes regular columns for Billboard, Forbes and Music Business Worldwide, with additional bylines in Variety, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone and the Columbia Journalism Review. She has spoken at over 25 conferences to date, including but not limited to SXSW, Midem, Music Biz and the Web Summit, and appears regularly as an expert commentator for the likes of CNBC and CGTN America. 

In 2017, at age 21, she received the Reeperbahn Festival’s inaugural award for Music Business Journalist of the Year. Previously, she spearheaded a research project on digital music innovation at Harvard Business School, and interned across product marketing, data analysis and artist development functions at music companies including Ticketmaster and Interscope Records.

Demystifying: Business Journalism in a Digital Age

Alice Bonasio, Editor-in-Chief, Tech Trends
Demystifying: Business Journalism in a Digital Age

Thursday, January 17, 12-1 p.m., Room 156 Straub Hall

Alice Bonasio is Editor-in-Chief for Tech Trends, a website “showcasing the latest disruptive technology that is changing the world we live, work, and play in.” 

Alongside her work at Tech Trends, Alice is also a VR (Virtual Reality) and Immersive Media consultant, and a contributor to publications such as Wired, Forbes, Fast Company, Quartz, VR Scout, Playboy, Scientific American, Ars Technica, The Next Web, and others.

In this talk, Alice will talk about her shifting career path, including reporting on business (as a journalist covering the tech sector) and making a business out of your reporting (building Tech Trends as a platform and monetizable brand), as well as the future of immersive storytelling and what that means for the next generation of communication professionals.

On her LinkedIn Profile, Alice describes her key interests as “Technology, VR, Mr, AR, Gaming, Lego, Digital Skills, Diversity.” She has a large international following for her work. Join her 44,000+ followers on Twitter, where she tweets as @alicebonasio