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Journalist and educator Charles Lewis to discuss the role of money in presidential campaigns

Posted February 1, 2016


Charles Lewis, journalist and educator, is the speaker for the School of Journalism and Mass Communications' Baldwin Business and Financial Journalism Lecture on Thursday, February 11.

Lewis’s lecture, “The Buying … and Selling … of the President,” will examine the role of money in politics, particularly in the current presidential campaigns. He will also explore how the business of presidential campaigning has changed in the past 50 years. The lecture will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications auditorium. It is free and open to the public. 

A MacArthur Fellow and former 60 Minutes producer, Lewis is the founding executive editor of the Investigative Reporting Workshop at American University School of Communication in Washington, D.C. He is also the founder of The Center for Public Integrity and has co-authored five books with the organization’s staff, including the New York Times bestseller “The Buying of the President 2004.”

The Baldwin Lecture Series is funded by the Baldwin Business and Financial Journalism Endowment, given by Kenneth W. Baldwin, Jr. A 1949 graduate of the School of Journalism and Mass Communications, Baldwin funded the endowment in 2009 to equip students with a depth of knowledge to investigate and report on the most significant and complex business and financial topics that affect consumers and tax payers.

For more information on the Baldwin Business and Financial Journalism Lecture Series, contact Rebekah Friedman at 803-777-6791 or rebekahb@mailbox.sc.edu.