UA School of Journalism invites alumni, friends to “Lunch with a Journalist” -- March 2011

The University Club

The University of Arizona School of Journalism and the Arizona Alumni Association are inviting alumni and friends to a lunchtime discussion with the Phoenix bureau chief of The New York Times on Tuesday, March 29, at the University Club in downtown Phoenix.

Marc Lacey will discuss how The New York Times covers Arizona — from the breaking news of the Tucson shootings to border security, immigration and more. In addition, Jacqueline Sharkey UA School of Journalism director, will talk about the changing face of journalism education.

Cost of the lunch, which runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., is $25 per person or $22 for Alumni Association members. The School is asking those who can’t attend to consider buying a ticket for a student.

Marc Lacey, who joined The Times in 1999, opened the newspaper’s first-ever Phoenix Bureau in the summer of 2010. As Phoenix bureau chief, Lacey covers the immigration debate, border issues and other events in Arizona and the Southwest United States. Previously, Lacey was The Times’ Mexico bureau chief, responsible for covering Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean. He spent five years as The Times’ Nairobi bureau chief. Lacey’s first assignment at The Times was as a White House correspondent covering the end of the Clinton administration and the initial months of the presidency of George W. Bush.

Please register here.

A response is appreciated by March 20.

For event details, contact Kate Harrison, UA School of Journalism, at 520-626-3079 or

The University Club is located at 39 E. Monte Vista Road. For directions or additional information on the University Club, call 602-254-5408.

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