Page will deliver the Creason
Lecture, named in honor of the late Joe Creason, a long-time Courier-Journal columnist.
For tickets to the lecture, contact the School of Journalism and
Telecommunications, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky. 40506-0042, or by calling (606)
Page will speak during a day
of events honoring the 2000 inductees into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame. For
more information, click here.
10, 2000 (Lexington, Ky.)
Nationally syndicated columnist Clarence Page will
deliver the 23rd annual Joe Creason Lecture at 8 p.m.
Monday, April 10, at the University of Kentucky Singletary
Center for the Arts.
The program is sponsored by the UK School of
Journalism Alumni Association.
52, whose column is syndicated to about 150 newspapers including The (Louisville)
Courier-Journal, the Lexington Herald-Leader and six other Kentucky dailies, won the
Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary in 1989.
His column appears twice weekly in the Chicago Tribune, where he also serves
on the editorial board.
joined the Tribune in 1969 as a reporter and assistant city editor. He was part of the Tribunes task force that
reported vote fraud in Chicago in 1972. That
project won the Pulitzer Prize. He also won
the Edward Scott Beck Award for overseas reporting on the changing politics of Southern
Africa in 1976.
In 1980 he joined WBBM-TV in Chicago as director of
community affairs and as a documentary producer, reporter and planning editor. He returned to the Tribune in 1984 when he began a
local column, which was syndicated nationally in 1987.
Page is a regular news analyst for ABC News This
Week. He is an occasional panelist on
The McLaughlin Group, a regular contributor of essays on NewsHour With
Jim Lehrer, and a host of several documentaries on the Public Broadcasting System. He also is a regular panelist on Black
Entertainment Televisions weekly Lead Story and an occasional
commentator on National Public Radios Weekend Edition Sunday.
The Creason Lecture, named in honor of the late Joe
Creason, a long-time Louisville Courier-Journal columnist, is part of a daylong event, the
Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame. Tickets to
a dinner prior to the lecture are $35. Tickets
to the dinner and an earlier luncheon with the hall of fame inductees are $50. They can be obtained by contacting the School of
Journalism and Telecommunications, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Ky. 40506-0042, or
by calling (606) 257-1730.