Press Release for Monday, January 29, 2007

New York Times Editor Speaks on 'War and Terror' at UNF

Contact: Joanna Norris, Assistant Director
Department of Media Relations and Events
(904) 620-2102


Ethan Bronner, deputy foreign editor for The New York Times, will discuss “War and Terror: How The New York Times Covers Today’s Global Conflicts” at 12:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 20, in the Robinson Theater on the University of North Florida campus.

Bronner began his career in journalism at Reuters in 1980, reporting from Jerusalem, London, Madrid and Brussels. He has been deputy foreign editor of The Times since 2004. Previously, he served as assistant editorial page editor as well as a national education correspondent.

Before joining The Times, Bronner was employed by The Boston Globe, where he started as a reporter in general assignment and then covered urban affairs. He then became a correspondent for the Supreme Court and legal affairs in Washington, D.C., and later a Middle East correspondent based in Jerusalem.

In 2001, Bronner worked as an editor in The Times’ investigative unit, focusing on the attacks of Sept. 11. A series of articles on Al Qaeda, which he helped edit, was awarded the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism. He is the author of “Battle for Justice: How the Bork Nomination Shook America,” which was chosen by The New York Public Library as one of the 25 best books of 1989.

Tickets for this free lecture can be ordered online at www.unf.edu. Click on the Spring 2007 Lectures link. This lecture is part of UNF’s partnership with The New York Times Readership Program and the American Democracy Project and is sponsored by The Times as well as UNF’s Office of Academic Affairs and Student Government.

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