FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 24, 2011
EDITORIAL CONTACT: Gina Logue, 615-898-5081
‘MTSU ON THE RECORD’ LOOKS FOR REAL STORY IN MIDDLE EAST
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(MURFREESBORO) – Dr. Larry Burriss, professor of journalism, will examine the news media’s performance in covering the ongoing unrest in several Middle East countries at 8 a.m. this Sunday, March 27, on “MTSU on the Record” with host Gina Logue on WMOT-FM (89.5 and wmot.org).
Burriss is a former lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Air Force. He has served on active duty in Somalia, Bosnia, Central America and Europe, as well as at the Pentagon. He will talk about the impact of Al-Jazeera, the relative lack of permanent American news bureaus in the region and the delicate art of reporting the truth while not divulging tactical military locations.
To listen to previous programs, go to http://www.mtsu.edu/news/podcast/podcast2010.shtml. For more information about “MTSU on the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.
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