Journalist to speak on working in Washington

Huntington, Ind.— Julia Duin of The Washington Times will speak at Huntington College Thursday, April 19 at 8:00 p.m. in the Merillat Centre for the Arts auditorium. The presentation is part of this semester's Forester Lecture Series at the College. The lecture, entitled “Working Out of Washington: Life in the World’s Largest Media Contingent” showcases Duin’s breadth of reporting experience covering religious and “culture war” topics worldwide.

As an accomplished writer and journalist, Julia Duin currently works as a Desk Editor for The Washington Times. There she edits the Culture & Etc. page, which has become well known for its timely articles on national trends ranging from the media, the arts, abortion, teen pregnancy, spirituality, ethics, religion, TV sex and violence, and gay rights issues.

In her 16 years of journalistic experience, Julia Duin has won five national awards for her religious reporting. On a national level, she has covered events ranging from inner city ministries in Brooklyn, New York, to an infamous child abuse case in Washington State. Her reporting career has afforded her the opportunity to travel throughout the world. As a reporter for The Houston Chronicle, Duin covered Pope John Paul II’s extensive 1987 travels, then flew to England to report on the Anglican Bishops’ 1988 Lambeth Conference. During her career, she has covered events in France, Canada, India, Greece, Spain, Iceland, Guatemala, Ecuador and the Caribbean, which is why she is fluent in French, conversant in Spanish and German, and has recently taken up another language: Arabic. The Washington Times sent her to Israel to cover millennium events there, including an assignment that involved spending New Year’s Eve on the Mount of Olives.

Duin is the author of four books, including two on faith and sexuality. She shows her versatility as a writer with her third and fourth works, Waiting for True Love, a collection of 19th Century fairytales with a message encouraging children to live noble lives, and Power and Desire, a history of the rise and fall of the charismatic movement.

Duin's presentation at Huntington College is part of the national Fieldsted Journalism Lecture program underwritten by the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. It is also the annual Lyle M. Adams Lecture of Huntington's Forester Lecture Series.

Huntington College presents the Forester Lecture Series each semester. The free, public lectures are designed to bring interesting persons and topics to the attention of students and the regional community. The Forester Lecture Series at Huntington College is coordinated by Dr. Chris Leland of the Department of Speech. For further information, contact Dr. Leland at

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