Caldar Pickett Lecture News Release

A big part of my Broadcast Journalism Writing class was writing news releases and press releases. We wrote tons of them! This really helped us learn how a press release should read, the style it should be formatted as, and how to prioritize certain information included. Below is a news release written that gives information on the Calder Pickett Lecture at The University of Kansas.


Subject: Calder Pickett Lecture 

University of Kansas News Release

For immediate release 

March 9, 2021

Calder Pickett Lecture 

            Lawrence, KS – The University of Kansas is hosting the Calder Pickett Lecture on November 16th at 1:30 pm.  This lecture will be delivered by Pete Williams, correspondent based in Washington or NBC News, and is free and open to the public.  It will be held in Stauffer-Flint Hall room 100. 

            The Calder Pickett Lecture series started in 2013 with lectures focused on current events, and how they relate to journalism history.  Each year they are sponsored by the William Allen White Foundation to strengthen the journalism department at the University of Kansas.

            Pete Williams was recently honored with the John F. Hogan Distinguished Service Award by the Radio TV Digital News Association.  “Pete Williams’ reporting from Washington shows us just what the highest standards of professional journalism look like in action. He was under intense competitive pressure to confirm a story in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing – but he knew it wasn’t solid, he said so, and the story turned out to be false. We’re looking forward to hearing from him about his experiences,” said Ann Brill, dean of the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications. 

            The University of Kansas School of Journalism and Mass Communications strives to make students better journalists and pride on bringing in successful journalists to emphasize the importance of journalism. 


For more information: 

Annabelle Bragalone 

University of Kansas Journalism Student 


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