UGA Women’s Voices Lecture to feature journalists Basu, Weaver

UGA Women's Voices Lecture to feature journalists Basu, Weaver

Athens, Ga. – The Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication will welcome two journalists on Wed., April 1, as part of its annual Women’s Voices Lecture series. Moni Basu, international reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and Teresa Weaver, editor for Habitat for Humanity International and book editor for Atlanta Magazine, will discuss their careers as journalists at the 4 p.m. program in room 248 of the Miller Learning Center.

Basu’s 18-year career at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution includes covering cyclones, conflicts and earthquakes in her native India and five trips to Iraq as an embedded reporter with the U.S. Army and Marine Corps.

Weaver, also a veteran of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, spent 18 years with the paper including nine years as its book editor. In addition to her full-time work with Habitat for Humanity International, she also serves as part-time book editor for Atlanta Magazine.

The program also will feature the announcement of the winner of the Women’s Voices essay contest. The statewide contest for high school journalists encouraged students to profile a female communicator and tell how that person transformed their industry.

Sponsored by the Grady College’s Communication Diversity Committee, the lecture recognizes and highlights the multifaceted and central contributions made by women to journalistic and artistic organizations and expression.

Previous Women’s Voices lectures featured award-winning authors Valerie Boyd, Evelyn C. White and Pulitzer Prize winners Isabel Wilkerson and Cynthia Tucker.

Established in 1915, the UGA Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication offers seven undergraduate majors including advertising, broadcast news, magazines, newspapers, public relations, publication management and telecommunication arts. The college offers two graduate degrees, and is home to WNEG-TV, the Knight Chair in Health and Medical Journalism and the Peabody Awards, internationally recognized as one of the most prestigious prizes for excellence in electronic media. For more information, see www.grady.uga.edu.