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Former "New York Times" Reporter Judith Miller to Present Koley Lecture at Creighton University School of Law

Former "New York Times" Reporter Judith Miller to Present Koley Lecture at Creighton University School of Law

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author Judith Miller will present this year’s Koley Lecture at 3 p.m., Nov. 15, at the Creighton University School of Law.

A former investigative reporter for The New York Times, Miller ended her 30-year career with The New York Times in November 2005 after spending 85 days in jail to defend a reporter’s right to protect confidential sources (twice as long as any other American reporter has ever been confined for this cause). Since being released, she has been advocating the enactment of a Federal shield law to protect the relationship between reporters, their sources and the public’s right to know.

In 2002, Miller was part of a small team that won a Pulitzer Prize for ‘explanatory journalism’ for a January 2001 series on Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda. That same year, she won an Emmy for her work on a Nova/New York Times documentary based on articles for her book, Germs. She also was part of the Times team that won the prestigious DuPont award that year for a series of program on terrorism for PBS’s Frontline.

The Koley Lecture Series is named in honor of James L. Koley, a 1954 graduate of Creighton’s School of Law.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Reservations can be made by calling the Creighton School of Law at (402) 280-2872 or (800) 282-5835 option 4 or lawevents@creighton.edu.

Posted: 10/24/06