For over 20 years, Minnesota Public Radio’s Broadcast Journalist Series commissions journalists and correspondents for a 24-hour residency four times a year, two events in the fall and two events in the spring. While here they share insights on their craft as well as on people and events. The Broadcast Journalist Series is an hour long live discussion with a visiting journalist and includes an audience Q&A. The interview is recorded for later broadcast on MPR News.
Spring 2018 Season
Scott Tong: Correspondent for Marketplace’s Sustainability Desk
April 9, 7 p.m.
The O’Shaughnessy Educational Center
Scott Tong’s stories focus on energy, environment, natural resources and the global economy. Scott served as Marketplace China bureau chief from 2006-2010 and has reported from more than a dozen countries. He has contributed to special series on the 2017 globalization backlash; Water: The High Price of Cheap; Venezuela’s economic collapse; the rise of shareholder value and the Price of Profits; long-term U.S. job creation; the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami; the 2011 famine in the Horn of Africa; and the economics of one child in China.
His book, “A Village with My Name: A Family History of China’s Opening to the World” (University of Chicago Press, 12/2017) offers a long view of China’s opening to the West, told through the lives of five people across five generations in his own family.
Scott joined Marketplace in 2004, after working as a producer and off-air reporter for the PBS NewsHour, where he produced a mini-documentary series from Iraq in 2003. Scott received his bachelor’s degree in government from Georgetown University. He’s appeared on the PBS NewsHour, the Aspen Ideas Festival and TedxFoggybottom.
A native of Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Tong now lives in Arlington, Va., with his wife and three children. He’s a soccer dad and bikes to work at a leisurely pace.
David Fahrenthold: Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist
April 30, 7 p.m.
The O’Shaughnessy Educational Center
David A. Fahrenthold is an American journalist who writes for The Washington Post and is a contributor to CNN. In 2017, he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting for his coverage of Donald Trump, including the 2016 United States presidential election. He has been at the Post since 2000, and previously covered Congress, the federal bureaucracy, the environment, and the D.C. police. He is also a contributor to CNN.
Fahrenthold was born and raised in Houston, Texas and attended Memorial High School, where he wrote for the student newspaper. Fahrenthold’s mother is a teacher and his father a CPA. At Harvard University, Fahrenthold wrote for The Harvard Crimson. He graduated magna cum laude in 2000. Fahrenthold joined the staff of the Washington Post in 2000, where he has covered the District of Columbia police department, the U.S. Congress, and the federal government.
About MPR’s Broadcast Journalist Series
For over 20 years, Minnesota Public Radio’s Broadcast Journalist Series commissions journalists and correspondents for a 24-hour residency four times a year, 2 in the fall and 2 in the spring each season. While here they share insights on their craft as well as on people and events. The Broadcast Journalist Series is an hour long live discussion with a visiting journalist and includes an audience Q&A. The interview is recorded for later broadcast on MPR News.
All events take place at the University of St. Thomas O’Shaughnessy Education Center and are free, but tickets must be reserved.
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