TWU Jamison Lecture to feature political perspectives from female journalists
March 8, 2018 – DENTON – Two American political reporters will speak at Texas Woman’s University’s third annual Jamison Lecture, beginning at 7 p.m., March 28 on the university’s Denton campus. The lecture, titled "Covering the Trump Presidency: Perspectives from Women Journalists", will be held in the Multipurpose Classroom Laboratory Building auditorium on North Bell Avenue. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Event speakers will include Ashley Parker, White House reporter for The Washington Post and senior political analyst for MSNBC, and Sabrina Siddiqui, political reporter for The Guardian. Krys Boyd, host of local NPR station KERA’s “Think” program, will serve as the moderator for the lecture. For more information about the event, please visit twu.edu/jamison.
Ashley Parker previously worked as a Washington-based political reporter for The New York Times, and her writing has appeared in The New York Sun, Glamour, The Huffington Post, Washingtonian, Chicago Magazine and LIFE magazine. Prior to her work with The Guardian, Sabrina Siddiqui covered White House and presidential election news for The Huffington Post and Bloomberg News.
Moderator Krys Boyd has earned more than a dozen local, regional and national awards, including the 2012 Public Radio News Directors Incorporated award for best call-in show, the 2016 Texas AP Broadcasters second place award for local talk show, and the 2013 Regional Edward R. Murrow award for breaking news coverage.
In 2014, the Jamison estate donated $1.7 million to TWU to fund the Jamison lecture and other university needs. The Jamisons were longtime supporters of TWU and members of TWU’s Old Main Society. Alonzo Jamison served seven terms in the Texas State Legislature before joining TWU faculty in 1968. During his tenure, he became chair of the TWU Department of History and Government before retiring in 1984. He passed away in 2011. His wife, Elizabeth Jamison, received a bachelor’s degree in music from the Texas State College for Women, now TWU, in 1943. She died in 2009.