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Media Advisory

Washington Post panel talks about Iraq

16 October 2006

ATTENTION: Political and international reporters, editors

Contact: Kathleen Maclay, Media Relations
(510) 643-5651 kmaclay@berkeley.edu

"The Washington Post at War," a University of California, Berkeley, panel discussion in which a panel of reporters and editors from the newspaper will discuss their experiences covering Iraq.

The program, which is open to the public, is being sponsored by the campus's Graduate School of Journalism.

7:30-9 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 19

Wheeler Hall Auditorium, UC Berkeley


  • Rajiv Chandrasekaran, former Iraq bureau chief for the Washington Post and author of "Imperial Life in the Emerald City"
  • Steven Fairnaru, a 2006 Pulitzer Prize finalist for his Iraq coverage for the Post
  • Omar Fekeiki, a Post stringer
  • Jackie Spinner, a Post staff writer, former Iraq correspondent and author of "Tell Them I Didn't Cry: A Young Journalist's Story of Joy, Loss, and Survival in Iraq"
  • Moderator Orville Schell, dean of the Graduate School of Journalism

Tickets are $5 for general admission. UC Berkeley students are admitted free with campus identification. Tickets can be purchased online at: http://tickets.berkeley.edu/ or by calling (510) 642-9988.