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Legendary journalist Bill Minors to speak at Loyola April 9

Loyola press release - March 25, 2003

(New Orleans)—Bill Minor, a former reporter with The Times-Picayune, will speak at Loyola University on Wednesday, April 9 in the Nunemaker Auditorium, Monroe Hall at 7 p.m. The lecture is free and the public is invited. This event is part of the Biever Guest Lecture Series.

Following World War II, Minor joined the staff of The Times-Picayune as the correspondent for Mississippi, based in Jackson. Covering the era of struggle for civil rights and a wide variety of other major news stories, Minor held the position for 30 years, retiring in 1976. Minor was considered a “brave and key informant to the national press during the bloody Civil Rights years in Mississippi.” Since his retirement he has written a syndicated column on Mississippi politics.

Minor, a native of Hammond, La., received the Louis Lyons Award given by the Nieman Foundation at Harvard University for “conscience and integrity in journalism.” In 1997 he was the first recipient of the John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism presented by the Annenberg School for Communications in Pennsylvania.

For additional information, contact Doug Cumming, department of communications, 865-3289.