Cory Flintoff will give a lecture about Iraq which will be followed by a discussion moderated by Tony Silvia.
Tony Silvia, Director
and Professor, Department of Journalism and Media Studies,
USF St. Petersburg.
Dr. Silvia joined USFSP's Department of Journalism
and Media Studies in January 2006 from the University of
Rhode Island, where he had been a faculty member since 1988.
In his various roles at URI, he had served as chair of the
department of journalism, director of the public relations
studies program, and coordinator of internships. Dr. Silvia's
professional background is in television news, having worked
as a consumer reporter and news anchor at various television
stations in local markets. He also produced a series of media
issues programs for PBS and worked as a correspondent for
CNN, based in Atlanta, while completing a faculty fellowship
with the network. His work for CNN's science-technology features
unit was recognized nationally by an award from the Broadcast
Education Association. Dr. Silvia has also been thrice nominated
for Emmy Awards, is the author of more than two dozen published
articles in both academic and industry journals, and is the
author of two books, Student Television in America: Channels
of Change (1998) and Global News: Perspectives on the Information
Age (2001). His forthcoming book is Diamonds in the Air:
Radio, Baseball, and the Power of Imagination (spring 2007).
Cory Flintoff's newscasts have been part of NPR listeners' homeward commutes for nearly 15 years. He's there with the latest news at the start of each hour of All Things Considered. Flintoff's job, something he likes to call "news haiku," is to distill the day's complex events into short, straightforward stories that will give listeners a fair grasp of what's going on in the world at any given time. He's proud to be the anchor for some of the finest reporters in the news business today.
In addition to newscasting, Flintoff is also heard as a reporter for NPR's newsmagazines, as a fill-in host, and as Carl Kasell's understudy on Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me! He performs in radio dramas and travels frequently to speak on behalf of NPR member stations. In August 2005, Flintoff began a temporary stint on NPR's Foreign Desk.
Flintoff has a bachelor's degree from University of California at Berkeley and a master's from the University of Chicago, both in English Literature. Born in Fairbanks, Alaska, he now lives in the Washington, D.C., area with his wife, Diana Derby, and their daughter, Claire.
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Program Date & Time
6:30 pm - Doors Open
7:00 pm - Lecture Begins
Free admission. Donations appreciated.