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2022 Creason Lecture

2022 Creason Lecture

Apr 25, 2022
6:00pm to 7:30pm

John Lansing, president and CEO of National Public Radio, delivered the 2022 Creason Lecture

2022 Joe Creason Lecture 

Monday, April 25 

6 p.m. Eastern via Zoom
The 2022 Creason Lecture, presented by the School of Journalism and Media in the College of Communication and Information, was delivered by John Lansing, president and CEO of National Public Radio. The title of his lecture was “Bearing Witness in the Age of Disinformation: Public Service Journalism and Why It Matters More Than Ever.” A long-time media executive and journalist with roots in Kentucky, Lansing heads one of the nation’s iconic news organizations. As president and CEO of NPR, he oversees a network of award-winning broadcast journalists and 17 international bureaus to fulfill its public service mission to create a more informed public. Prior to NPR, Lansing served as CEO of the U.S. Agency for Global Media. Lansing began his career in media at WPSD-TV in Paducah. He was inducted into the Kentucky Journalism Hall of Fame in 2021. 
The Joe Creason Lecture in Journalism is an annual lecture by a nationally prominent journalist in a series that honors the memory of Joe Creason, an outstanding Kentucky journalist and an honored alumnus. The lecture series was made possible through a matching grant from the Bingham Enterprises Foundation of Kentucky and gifts donated by UK alumni and friends of Joe Creason. The Joe Creason Lecture Series Fund was established in 1975. Each year a journalism professional is brought to campus to meet and talk with students, and to speak before an assemblage of students, faculty and the general public. Past Creason Lectures can be viewed here.

More information about the Joe Creason Lecture in Journalism can be found here