By: News@TheU

Prominent alumni in the media will offer insights into their work during the Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series’ virtual talk on Thursday, Oct. 8.

The media has a profound effect on public opinion in an election year. They also have a great responsibility. Whether reporting on candidates and campaigns, providing a platform for debate and discussion, or educating voters, the media is a critical player during an election year.

The Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series will bring together notable University of Miami alumni on Thursday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. for an online discussion, “The Role of Media in an Election Year.” Experts spanning the communications industry will share their perspectives on the media’s role and responsibility covering political campaigns and elections.

The speakers include Alex Ferrer, J.D. ’86, attorney and retired Florida Circuit Court Judge and former host of the nationally syndicated court show “Judge Alex;” Cynthia Hudson, A.B. ’85, M.A. ’97, senior vice president, CNN en Español; Chuck Todd, Hon. ’14, political director for NBC News and moderator of “Meet the Press;” and Maribel Perez Wadsworth, B.S.C. ’93, president at Gannett Media and publisher of USA Today.

The Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series was established in 1995 through the generous support of Stu Bloch, A.B. ’64, and Ambassador Julia Chang Bloch. The series recognizes and celebrates University of Miami alumni who have distinguished themselves and their alma mater through lifetime achievement and professional accomplishments. It also serves to foster intellectual dialogue among the University of Miami community and encourage the lifelong pursuit of learning.

Register to attend the virtual event here.

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