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Stephen Steinberg to speak at Loyola University New Orleans to kick off International Week celebration March 11

Loyola press release - February 28, 2002

(New Orleans)—Internationally known journalist and lecturer Stephen Steinberg will lead off Loyola University's International Week observance with a discussion of the way in which the media have covered the recent tumultuous events in Eastern Europe. Steinberg will examine how the local media cover turmoil within their own borders as a local news event and how foreign correspondents treat these same events. International Week festivities are scheduled from March 11 through March 16.

Former "Nightline" producer and editor, Steinberg will speak on "Doing Journalism in Eastern Europe" at 7 p.m. Monday, March 11, in Multi-media Room 2 of the university's J. Edgar & Louise S. Monroe Library. His talk is open to the public.

Steinberg was a producer, writer and editor for ABC News for 19 years. He was a member of the team that established "Nightline" in 1980 during the Iran hostage crisis and remained with the program until his retirement in 1990.

In the last 10 years Steinberg has taught broadcast journalists in the former Soviet Union and its eastern European satellites how news is gathered in the West. He was a Fulbright lecturer at the Radio/TV Training Center in Belgrade, Yugoslavia. He has also lectured and given training sessions on broadcast news in Russia, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Yugoslavia, Kazakhstan, Uganda and Eritrea.

Before going to ABC News in 1971, Steinberg was a producer, writer and editor for CBS News, where he wrote news analysis for Walter Cronkite and Allan Jackson. He was a writer and editor in the national broadcast news department of United Press International, and he served as deputy news director, chief of special events and diplomatic correspondent for Radio Free Europe.

Since his retirement, Steinberg has also been a freelance producer for ABC News and PBS' "Imaging America" series and written freelance articles for the Times-Picayune and New York Newsday.

Steinberg's appearance at Loyola is co-sponsored by the university's office of International Student Affairs and the Department of Communications. For more information, please call Professor Larry Lorenz, 865-2012. For additional information and the complete schedule for International Week contact Loyola's Office of International Student Affairs, 865-3526.