Convocation Series

An Evening with Obie Journalists Covering the 2012 Election

Thursday, September 13, 2012, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets: Free, no ticket required
Location: Finney Chapel (directions)

Felice Belman ’88 is editor of the Concord Monitor, the daily for New Hampshire’s capital. In a 20-plus-year, on-and-off career with the Monitor, she has also been an editor at the Washington Post, spent two years as city hall reporter in Virginia, and is coeditor of The New Hampshire Century, profiles of notable state figures from the 20th century. She has served as a Pulitzer Prize juror four times and was editor of the Oberlin Review her senior year – the year the newspaper bought its first computers.

Peter Baker ’88 has covered the last three presidents for the New York Times and Washington Post. A former Moscow bureau chief and war correspondent in Afghanistan and Iraq, he is author of the New York Times bestseller, The Breach: Inside the Impeachment and Trial of William Jefferson Clinton. He won the Gerald R. Ford Prize for Distinguished Coverage of the Presidency and the Aldo Beckman Memorial Award for White House reporting. He is a regular panelist on PBS’s Washington Week.

Having spent 13 years at CNN covering politics, Beth Fouhy ’83 served as executive producer of the network’s political unit during the 2000 presidential campaign. From 2003 to 2005, she was a political writer for the AP in San Francisco, covering the Gov. Gray Davis recall and the election and administration of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, and she is currently covering the media and money side of the 2012 presidential election for the Associated Press. She recently won the New York Press Club award for political coverage.

Michael Duffy ’80 is the Washington bureau chief and an executive editor of TIME magazine. In the 25 years since he began following the Pentagon, Duffy has covered Congress, the White House, national politics, and national security, including writing 50 TIME cover stories. He has twice won the Gerald R. Ford Award for reporting and shares in the Joan Shorenstein Barone Prize for Investigative Journalism with a team from TIME. A regular on PBS’s Washington Week, he is the author of two books on politics.

The Office of the President and the Finney Lecture Committee are sponsors of this Convocation.

Felice Belman

Felice Belman
Photo: Courtesy of Concord Monitor

Peter Baker

Peter Baker

Beth Fouhy

Beth Fouhy
Photo: Peter Morgan AP

Michael Duffy

Michael Duffy
Photo: Javier Sirvent