New York Times National Correspondent John Schwartz Presents "More Chaos, Less Fear: How Journalism Looks Now"

AUSTIN, Texas – March 7, 2014 – John Schwartz, national correspondent for The New York Times, will present the William Randolph Hearst Fellows Award Lecture at 4 p.m. on Monday, March 24 in the second-floor auditorium at the Belo Center for New Media, 300 W. Dean Keeton St. His speech is titled "More Chaos, Less Fear: How Journalism Looks Now." The lecture is free and open to the public.

A University of Texas at Austin alumnus (BA Plan II, 1979; JD, 1984) and former editor-in-chief of The Daily Texan, Schwartz covers infrastructure issues – such as rails, bridges, levees and ports – for The New York Times. Schwartz also has served as The New York Times’ national legal correspondent and a member of the paper's Science staff. Before working at The New York Times, he wrote for The Washington Post and Newsweek.

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