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Department chair to present Reading at the Table

| March 2, 2017

Department chair Jonas Bjork

Department of Journalism and Public Relations chair Jonas Bjork will present a “Reading at the Table” about his “A History of the International Movement of Journalists: Professionalism Versus Politics” study from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at the University Club at IUPUI (875 W. Michigan St., Room 200). The study, co-authored by K. Nordenstreng, F. Beyersdorf, S. Hoyer and E. Lauk, presents a general history of how journalism as an emerging profession became internationally organized over the past 120 years, seen mainly through the associations founded to promote the interests of journalists around the world.

Bjork has been a journalism professor at IUPUI since 1988, and the chair of the department since 2014.

According to the Office of Academic Affairs, faculty members participating in a Reading at the Table event will read from their work and open the floor to discussion. Registration is encouraged. Purchase of a buffet lunch for $13 is required. To RSVP, please visit