PUBLISHED:March 11, 2008

New York Times reporter Stephen Labaton '86 discusses recent story on John McCain and lobbyist

March 11, 2008 -- New York Times reporter Stephen Labaton ’86 will deliver a public lecture on Monday, March 17, 2008, at Duke’s Terry Sanford Institute of public policy titled “The New York Times and John McCain: a reporter’s perspective.” Labaton, who covers legal and regulatory affairs in the newspaper’s Washington, D.C., bureau, co-authored a recent story about presidential candidate John McCain’s ties to a female lobbyist. He will use that story as a case study of how the Internet has changed the nature of investigative reporting.

This event, sponsored by the DeWitt Wallace Center for Media and Democracy, will begin at 6:30 p.m., in the Fleishman Commons at the Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy.

Labaton is the winner of the 2008 Futrell Award for Outstanding Achievement in Communications and Journalism, presented annually by the Sanford Institute’s DeWitt Wallace Center. He won the 2003 Loeb Award for Journalism and was on a team of reporters who were finalists for a 2003 Pulitzer Prize in national reporting.

For more information, contact the DeWitt Wallace Center.