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Tribune Publishing president speaks at WMU

April 2, 2005

KALAMAZOO--Jack Fuller, president of the Chicago-based Tribune Publishing Company, one of the nation's largest media companies, visits Western Michigan University Monday and Tuesday, April 4-5, and will make two free, public presentations.

"News Judgment: Journalism and the Emotions" is the title of Fuller's lecture at 7 p.m. Monday, April 4, in 3508 Knauss Hall. A reception follows the presentation.

Fuller will lead an informal discussion on "Ethical Issues In the News Media; Values, Problems and Practice" at 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 5, in 1021 Brown Hall.

Fuller began his career with the Chicago Tribune at the age of 16. He graduated from Northwestern University and Yale Law School. After reporting for the Tribune in both Chicago and Washington and serving as a Vietnam correspondent for Pacific Stars and Stripes, Fuller spent two years as special assistant to the U.S. Attorney General. In 1986, he won the Pulitzer Prize for his editorial writing at the Tribune. Fuller was named editor of the Tribune in 1989, then became chief executive officer and in 1997, was named publisher. In 2001, he joined the Tribune board of directors.

The author of "News Values: Ideas for an Information Age" and six novels, Fuller has achieved numerous accomplishments throughout his career. He will have much to share with Western students during his campus visit in April on the editorial, economic and ethical dimensions of the media industry.

Fuller's visit is sponsored by the WMU Department of Communication.

Media contact: Thom Myers, 269 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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