September 24, 2009

The Poynter Institute will host a Community Conversation with Don Gonyea, White House correspondent for National Public Radio, on Tuesday, Oct. 6. The topic of his talk is “Reporting from the White House: Covering the Presidents.”

Poynter’s Jill Geisler will co-moderate with Carson Cooper, host of WUSF’s “Morning Edition” program. Proceeds from tickets, which cost $25, benefit Poynter’s student journalists.

Gonyea has been reporting for NPR since 1986. His reports on the presidency of George W. Bush were a fixture on NPR programs and at Gonyea is also a regular substitute host for the NPR newsmagazines, including “Morning Edition.”

He was at the White House on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, providing live reports following the evacuation of the building. He has covered the administrations during wars in Afghanistan and Iraq and has filed stories from around the globe, including Moscow, Beijing, London and Islamabad.

Poynter’s Community Conversations are designed to provide citizens with an opportunity to engage with journalists. Earlier this month, Poynter hosted award-winning broadcaster Ted Koppel. Other participants have included New York Times chairman and publisher Arthur Sulzberger; Washington Post columnist William Raspberry; ABC’s Sam Donaldson, Cokie Roberts and Martha Raddatz; Gwen Ifill of PBS; and New York Times best-selling author Jennifer Weiner, a Poynter alumna.

The conversation with Gonyea is presented in partnership with Bank of America and these sponsors: Progress Energy, Poynter’s St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times, WUSF and Margaret Ann’s Catering.


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