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Date: October 10, 1997
A Former Political Reporter Looks at "Campaign Reform" at Princeton
Princeton, NJ--Former Washington Post reporter Paul Taylor will speak on "Campaign Reform" at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs on Monday, October 20 at 4:30 p.m. in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall.
Taylor is the founder and director of The Free TV for Straight Talk Coalition, a public interest group dedicated to improving the conduct and discourse of politics, especially on television. The group's chairman is Walter Cronkite.
Taylor was a newspaper reporter for 25 years, the last 14 at the Washington Post ,, where he covered national politics and social issues. From 1992-95 he served as the Post 's bureau chief in South Africa and reported on the historic transformation from apartheid to democracy. He left the Post in 1996 to found the coalition.
He is the author of See How They Run (Knopf, 1990), a book about the 1988 presidential campaign, and co-author of The Old News Versus the New News (Twentieth Century Fund, 1992) about political journalism. He has twice been the visiting Ferris Professor of Journalism at Princeton, in 1989 and 1995, and has lectured at many colleges.
His lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.