October 16, 2019

NPR correspondent Wade Goodwyn to discuss story gathering and storytelling next week

by Pete Rosenbery

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Wade Goodwyn, the national desk correspondent for NPR, will discuss the importance of story gathering and storytelling in a lecture next week at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. 

“A Conversation with Wade Goodwyn” is set for 7 p.m., Wednesday, in the Communications Building’s McLeod Theatre. Admission is free and the lecture is open to the public. 

Part of McRoy Distinguished Lecture  

Goodwyn’s appearance is the 2019 McRoy Distinguished Lecture presented by the Department of Radio, Television, and Digital Media. Goodwyn will discuss his career and storytelling with Jennifer Fuller, news director at WSIU Radio and Morning Edition host. 

The lecture series is made possible by an endowment by Paul McRoy to support an annual lecture by “a highly visible leader in the broadcasting industry who has demonstrated a strong commitment to public service.” 

The lecture is also in celebration of 60 years of WSIU Radio

“We’re very excited to have Wade Goodwyn visit the campus, and to have him working with our electronic journalism students and our audio students who work in radio,” H.D. Motyl, interim chair of the radio, television, and digital media program. And we’re thrilled that we can invite the community to hear Mr. Goodwyn in conversation with Jennifer Fuller, as he talks about his own style of storytelling in the news.”