8th March 2005

 

DIPLOMATIC CORRESPONDENT TO DELIVER JOURNALISM LECTURE

 

The BBC’s diplomatic correspondent will give a special guest lecture at the University of Lincoln’s journalism lecture series next week.

 

Bridget Kendall will deliver a lecture entitled ‘Covering world news in a non-stop global age’ on Monday 14th March at 6pm in the university’s Cargill lecture theatre.

Based in London, Bridget covers top foreign stories for radio and television news, reporting on foreign policy issues and their impact on Britain.

Bridget was the first woman to win the coveted James Cameron Award for distinguished journalism in 1992 for her reports on events in the former Soviet Union. She has also been awarded a Bronze Sony Radio Award for Reporter of the Year and was made an MBE in the 1994 New Year's Honours List.

She joined the BBC in 1983 as a radio production trainee for BBC World Service and has since worked as a producer and presenter with BBC2's ‘Newsnight’ programme and as editor and presenter on current affairs programmes ‘24 Hours’, ‘File On 4’ and ‘Newshour’ before moving to Moscow in 1989.

Bridget has a particular interest in Russia and its relations with the West and spent a decade following political developments, working as the BBC’s Moscow correspondent from 1989 to 1994 and then as Washington correspondent from 1994 to 1998.

She has also interviewed several world leaders including President Putin live in Russia from the Kremlin as part of a worldwide Internet webcast in March 2001.

For more information contact Professor Richard Keeble on (01522) 886940 or email rkeeble@lincoln.ac.uk.

 

 

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Matt Cross, Assistant Press Officer

(01522) 886625                       mcross@lincoln.ac.uk

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