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2021 Morton L. Margolin Lecture

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Media, Film & Journalism Studies

Featuring Karin Fischer

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Karin Fischer

The Department of Media, Film & Journalism Studies is proud to announce that the 2021 Morton L. Margolin Lecturer will be Karin Fischer, of the Chronicle of Higher Education. 

Karin Fischer is a longtime higher-education journalist with a focus on international education, including American colleges’ activities overseas, the globalization of the college experience and study abroad. Her extensive reporting on international student recruitment and the experience of foreign students in the U.S. has been collected in Chinese Journey: Student Migrations, Family Dreams and What Happens Next. Her work has appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education, the New York Times, EdSource, the Washington Monthly and University World News. She publishes a weekly newsletter on global education, latitude(s).

Fischer is also a research associate at the Center for Studies in Higher Education at the University of California at Berkeley and an international education leadership fellow at the University at Albany. She is a recipient of the East-West Center’s Jefferson Fellowship for reporting in Asia and the International Reporting Project fellowship. Her work has been honored by the Education Writers Association, the National Press Foundation and the Poynter Institute

Beginning in 2015, the Morton L. Margolin Distinguished Lecture has been given each year in honor of renowned Colorado business journalist Morton Margolin. During his distinguished 35-year career as a journalist with the Rocky Mountain News and the Colorado Business Magazine that he co-founded, Margolin received many awards, including a nomination for the Pulitzer Prize. His series of news stories exposing controversial U.S. reclamation projects in the Riverton, Wyoming area in 1952 won him that nomination.

The Margolin Lecture will be held virtually from 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. MDT on Friday, April 16, during this year's Internationalization Summit. 

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