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Loyola welcomes columnist and editorial editor Cynthia Tucker April 24

Loyola press release - March 31, 2003

(New Orleans)—Cynthia Tucker, editorial page editor of The Atlanta Journal­–Constitution and syndicated columnist, will speak at Loyola University New Orleans on Thursday, April 24, at 7 p.m in the St. Charles Room of the Danna Center. Tucker will speak about the need for better international news coverage in her talk, “News After Iraq: What We Need to Know Now.” The event is free and the public is invited.

Tucker is responsible for guiding the development of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s editorial policies on issues ranging from foreign policy to local school. Since 1992 she has held the most influential liberal platform in the South, the editorial position previously identified with historic figures Henry Grady and Ralph McGill at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Tucker also has considerable reporting experience, filing dispatches from Africa, Central America and Cuba. Tucker is also a frequent commentator on the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and CNN and Company. Her nationally-syndicated column appears regularly in The Times-Picayune.

A Nieman Fellow at Harvard University, Tucker was the 2000 winner of the American Society of Newspaper Editors’ Distinguished Writing Award. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the International Women’s Media Foundation, the National Association of Black Journalists, American Society of Newspaper Editors, the National Association of Minority Media Executives and the Council on Foreign Affairs.

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