Dean Baquet Will Ring In Second Century of University of Montana Journalism

He follows National Geographic EIC Chris Johns and Seattle alt-weekly associate editor Eli Sanders.

On Thursday, April 16, the current executive editor of the New York Times will be in Missoula to deliver the school’s 58th annual Dean Stone Lecture. Baquet’s speech will be titled “Quality Journalism in the Digital Age – Challenges & Opportunities.”

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From today’s announcement:

University of Montana School of Journalism dean Larry Abramson says Dean Baquet is the perfect choice for a lecture that marks the beginning of a second century of journalism education at the school.

“Reporters and editors are watching the Times closely to see how the paper faces the challenges of the digital revolution,” Abramson said. “This is a great chance for our students to reflect on the struggles and triumphs of a great news organization.”

The lecture is named for the first dean of the UM School of Journalism, Arthur Stone. The series brings a renowned journalist to campus each year to mentor journalism students and deliver a public lecture.

Baquet’s speech will follow a second annual Montana Journalism Hgh School Day on April 9. And just in case you’re wondering: Larry, above, is not related to Jill.