Fitchburg State University will welcome GBH News political reporter Adam Reilly at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1 as part of its “Good News, Bad News” series on the state of journalism.
Reilly’s talk will be in Ellis White Lecture Hall in Hammond Hall, 160 Pearl St. Admission is free and open to the public.
Reilly will discuss the often problematic ways in which international politics influences the practice of journalists. He will draw from recent examples of the coverage of Ukrainian refugees and discuss deeper systemic issues in the field.
Reilly is a regular contributor to GBH News programs including “Greater Boston” and “Boston Public Radio” and was a frequent guest on “Beat the Press.” Before joining GBH, Reilly covered media and politics for the Boston Phoenix. He is a graduate of Carleton College and Harvard Divinity School.
The talk on Dec. 1, hosted by the university’s Honors 1020 Current Events and Service Learning class, is part of a semester-long series on contemporary issues in journalism organized by Assistant Professor Wafa Unus.
Previous speakers in the series included Harvard Press Managing Editor John Osborn, Leominster Champion Editor David Dore, Telegram & Gazette Web Editor Mike Elfland, and Sentinel & Enterprise City Editor Jacob Vitali.