March 4, 2004 • Volume 12 Number 12
NPR's Corey Flintoff to Speak at BC March 18
National Public Radio anchor and reporter Corey Flintoff, whose coverage of the Exxon Valdez oil spill earned him an award, will present a lecture, "There's No Success Like Failure" on Thursday, March 18, at 6:30 p.m. in Devlin 008.
Flintoff, who has worked in broadcast journalism for 27 years, has been a Washington-based newscaster and reporter for NPR since 1990. Prior to joining NPR, Flintoff was executive producer for Alaska Public Radio Network (APRN), supervising the production of all news programming and hosting an evening newsmagazine. While at APRN, Flintoff filed freelance reports for NPR, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Monitor Radio, and the Associated Press. He won a 1989 Corporation for Public Broadcasting Silver Award for his coverage of the Exxon Valdez oil spill.
He began his career at a bi-lingual English and Yup'ik Eskimo radio and TV station in southwestern Alaska, where he learned enough Yup'ik to announce the station identification information. He has also been a novelist, dog-musher, and commercial herring fisherman.
Flintoff's talk is sponsored by the Communication Department. For more information, call ext.2-4280. •