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KWH: A Lunch Talk with Ben Yagoda
Povich Journalism Program | Hosted by Dick Polman
Monday, November 6, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Kelly Writers House

RSVP: wh@writing.upenn.edu or call 215-746-7636

Now more than ever, journalists are thinking about the importance of accuracy and credibility of reporting. Join us for a lunch talk with BEN YAGODA, journalist, film critic, and author of a dozen books including The Arts of Fact. Yagoda will discuss the issue of accuracy across all journalistic modes, in a freewheeling conversation moderated by Dick Polman.

Ben Yagoda is the author or coauthor of twelve books, including Will Rogers: A Biography, About Town: The New Yorker and the World It Made, Memoir: A History, and The Art of Fact: A Historical Anthology of Literary Journalism. He has worked as the film critic of the Philadelphia Daily News, an editor at Philadelphia Magazine, and since 1992 as a professor of journalism at the University of Delaware. He has contributed to the New York Times Magazine, Esquire, The American Scholar, Smithsonian, and magazines that start with every letter of the alphabet except K, Q, X, and Z. He conducts a blog called Not One-Off Britishisms, and contributes a weekly post to the Chronicle of Higher Education blog about language and writing, Lingua Franca. He lives in Swarthmore PA.