Award-winning Investigative Reporter to Deliver Annual Dean Stone Lecture at UM

April 06, 2018

Adam EntousMISSOULA – The University of Montana School of Journalism will welcome The New Yorker magazine writer Adam Entous as its annual Dean Stone lecturer.

Entous will discuss “Investigative Journalism in the Age of Trump” at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 19, in the University Center Ballroom. His presentation is free and open to the public.

Entous recently joined The New Yorker magazine as a staff writer, covering intelligence, national security and foreign affairs. He was the recipient of a 2018 special Polk Award for stories at The Washington Post that led to the ouster of National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate Russia’s role in the 2016 election and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. The Post series has also been named as a finalist for a Goldsmith Prize for investigative reporting.

In 2017, Entous was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in feature writing for a story about an American diplomat wrongly accused of spying. Previously, he worked at The Wall Street Journal, where he covered the Pentagon, the intelligence community and foreign policy. His articles at The Journal received back-to-back National Press Club awards for diplomatic reporting.

Before joining The Journal, Entous served as a senior correspondent for Reuters in Jerusalem, and covered the White House and Congress. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Each spring the UM School of Journalism honors its founder, Dean Arthur Stone, and current journalism students with a two-night celebration featuring a guest lecturer followed by an awards banquet. The annual Dean Stone Awards and Scholarship Banquet held for journalism students will be at 5 p.m. Friday, April 20, at Missoula College. Thanks to many generous endowments and contributions from donors, the school is able to offer its students more than $150,000 in scholarships and awards each year.

Founded in 1914, the School of Journalism is now in its second century of preparing students to think critically, to act ethically and to communicate effectively. The school recently was named one of the top 10 journalism programs in the country by the Radio Television Digital News Association.

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Contact: Larry Abramson, dean, UM School of Journalism, 406-243-4001.