Newseum consultant Susan Bennett to speak in Fayetteville April 4

Susan Bennett

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Susan Bennett, senior consultant at the Newseum, will deliver the annual Roy Reed Lecture at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, at the Janelle Y. Hembree Alumni House at the University of Arkansas.

The annual lecture brings noteworthy journalists to campus each year to discuss their careers and issues in their profession.

A veteran newspaper reporter and editor, Bennett spent 13 years with the Newseum, located in Washington, D.C., where she last served as senior vice president in charge of exhibits, programs and media relations. She has held a variety of positions including vice president of marketing and deputy director of the Newseum and director of Asian and European programs and communications director for the Freedom Forum in Rosslyn, Va.

Bennett has worked as a reporter at United Press International in Memphis, as a Washington correspondent of the Philadelphia Daily News, and at USA Today, where she was an award-winning editor and writer, specializing in aviation safety and foreign affairs, on the national newspaper’s editorial page.

She is co-author of the Newseum’s book, President Kennedy Has Been Shot, and was editor of Running Toward Danger, the Newseum’s book on journalists who covered the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

The event is free and open to the public.