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Newsweek Journalist to Discuss Politics June 5

May 31, 2006 | by Wendy Leopold

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Newsweek senior editor Jonathan Alter will wrap up the 2005-06 Crain Lecture Series when he makes a presentation at 4 p.m. Monday, June 5, at Northwestern University.

The free and public lecture, presented by Northwestern University's Medill School and honoring Gertrude and G.D. Crain Jr., will take place in the McCormick Tribune Center Forum, 1870 Campus Drive on the University's Evanston campus.

Alter has written the magazine's “Between the Lines” column since 1991, examining politics, media and society at large. He is the originator and author of Newsweek's “Conventional Wisdom Watch,” that each week uses up, down and sideways articles to measure and lampoon the news. His most recent book is “The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope.”

The Crain Lectures feature journalists, newsmakers and others discussing current events and the news business. Alter's lecture is co-sponsored by Medill and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Northwestern's School of Continuing Studies. For further information, call (847) 491-5401 or visit the Medill School Web site at http://www.medill.northwestern.edu.

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