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NPR’s Bradley, Scripps Howard’s Mattingly to speak at conference

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–National Public Radio’s Barbara Bradley and Scripps-Howard columnist Terry Mattingly will join the list of professional journalists speaking and leading workshops at the 2002 Baptist Press Student Journalism Conference, Oct. 10-12 in Nashville.

Bradley is the Washington correspondent for NPR and covers the Justice Dept., the FBI, crime, court cases and other legal affairs. She has been at NPR since Dec., 1995, first as an editor, then a general assignment reporter.

She moved into the Justice Dept. beat a few days before Independent Counsel Kenneth Starr’s testimony before the House of Representatives, and the subsequent impeachment proceedings of former President Clinton.

Bradley spent 11 years at The Christian Science Monitor and three years as the Tokyo-based Asia correspondent for the Monitor’s television broadcast, World Monitor (Discovery Channel), and finally as Washington correspondent for Monitor Radio.

Bradley graduated from Williams College in Massachusetts in 1981 with a degree in Economics. In 1993-94, she spent a year at Yale Law School on a Knight Fellowship.

Mattingly, who joined the faculty of Palm Beach Atlantic College this semester as associate professor of media and religion, writes the nationally syndicated “On Religion” column for the Scripps Howard News Service in Washington.

Mattingly holds an M.A. degree in church-state studies from Baylor University and an M.S. in communications from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. As an undergraduate at Baylor, he double-majored in journalism and history.

He has worked as a reporter and religion columnist at the Rocky Mountain News in Denver and the Charlotte Observer and the Charlotte News. In 1991, Mattingly began teaching at Denver Seminary and later was a founding member of the Association for Communications and Theological Education.

Keynote speakers include former ABC News reporter Peggy Wehmeyer; Don Boykin, deputy managing editor of The Atlanta Journal-The Atlanta Constitution; Gary Fong, director of editorial graphics technology for The San Francisco Chronicle and Pulitzer Prize board member; and Lawrence Smith, vice president for communication at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and former news director at WHAS, Louisville, Ky.

Workshop leaders include Julia Duin, The Washington Times; Judi Christi, editor, The Shreveport Times; Sterling Chen, features design editor, The Philadelphia Inquirer; William Perkins, editor, The Baptist Record; Lynn Clayton, editor, The Baptist Message; Matthew Melton, chair, Dept. of Communication, Lee University; Kathy Dean, University of Mobile; Fred Jackson, American Family Radio; Dan Howell, WDSI FOX 61, Chattanooga, Tenn.; Colleen Rudy, deputy press secretary for the mayor of San Diego; Steve Massey, Idaho editor, The Spokesman-Review; Michael Laney, Lee University; Scott Couch, WTVF, Nashville; Daniel Brown, SBC Executive Committee; Jackie Marlushka, director of public relations for Provident Music; Ted Olsen, Christianity Today Online; Jim Veneman, Union University; Gibbs Frazeur, North American Mission Board; Bill Bangham, International Mission Board; and Morris Abernathy, freelance photojournalist.

For additional information or to register for the conference, call Todd Starnes at (615) 782-8615.

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