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Newspaper exec to deliver Elliison lecture at Tuskegee

Montgomery Advertiser Executive Editor Wanda Lloyd will present Tuskegee University's 13th Ralph Ellison Lecture 3 p.m. CDT Wednesday in the Kellogg Conference Center auditorium on campus. The lecture is titled "Race, Gender and the Media."

Lloyd came to the Advertiser from the Freedom Forum Diversity Institute at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. She has served as managing editor at The Greenville (S.C.) News and has also worked as an editor at USA TODAY, The Washington Post, the Miami Herald, and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In 1994, she directed the landmark study “Muted Voices: Frustration and Fear in the Newsroom,” a survey of black journalists and newsroom managers. She frequently writes articles and columns for magazines and trade publications on the issues of leadership, newsroom diversity and careers in journalism. She is currently at work on a book about women in journalism.

The Ralph Ellison Lecture series has featured distinguished scholars and writers from around the country in an effort encourage critical examination of significant intellectual, philosophical and aesthetic issues. The annual lectures are intended to recognize Ellison’s contributions to American letters and to invoke the spirit of intellectual rigor and creativity that these achievements exemplify. Past lecturers include Cornel West, Houston Baker, Jr., Albert Murray and Deborah McDowell. The Ellison Lecture is co-sponsored by the Department of English and the Center for Continuing Education. For more information, call 334-727-8100.