Combat journalist to speak at First Division Museum Sept. 4
WHEATON – Combat journalist Jackie Spinner, who spent time in Iraq and Afghanistan working for the Washington Post, will be speaking Sept. 4 at the First Division Museum in Wheaton, according to a museum news release.
Spinner will address her experience as a woman working as a journalist in war zones and violent areas, including her recent coverage of the Arab Spring for Slate and the Christian Science Monitor.
Spinner's other professional accomplishments include being awarded a Fullbright Scholarship in Oman in 2010-11, authoring a memoir titled "Tell Them I Didn’t Cry: A Young Journalist’s Story of Joy, Loss and Survival in Iraq" and serving as an assistant professor of journalism at Columbia College in Chicago, according to the release.
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