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National Political Correspondent To Speak At UW-River FallsJeff Zeleny

Nov. 5, 2010--Jeff Zeleny, national political correspondent for The New York Times, plans to make a stop at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls on Nov. 18.

Zeleny will offer his considerable and captivating experiences to audiences at two sessions, the first at 2 p.m. in the Kinnickinnic River Theater of the University Center. His second session is the annual Working Journalist’s Seminar at 7 p.m. in North Hall auditorium.

"We feel fortunate to have a journalist with Mr. Zelney's experience, expertise, and connections on campus to provide insights into the meaning of the 2010 mid-term elections and offer career guidance to our students," says Blake Fry, special assistant to the chancellor.

Zeleny started reporting for The Times after working as a White House correspondent, traveling with President Barack Obama across the United States and the world. During Zeleny’s travels with the president, he reported from Cairo when the president delivered his first major address to the Muslim world, and also from Oslo as Obama accepted the Nobel Peace Prize.

He first came to The Times in 2006 from the Chicago Tribune, where he served as the national political correspondent. Zeleny worked in the newspaper’s Washington, D.C., bureau, covering the 2004 presidential race and the first years of President George W. Bush’s administration.

The event is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by the American Democracy Project, The New York Times, and UWRF’s Department of Journalism. For more information, contact Fry at blake.fry@uwrf.edu or call 715-425-3711.


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