UNT Mayborn School to present business journalism speaker series

Friday, February 19, 2016 - 15:43

DENTON (UNT), Texas – Two prominent journalists will visit the University of North Texas in March to give public lectures on the fast-growing field of business journalism, in the Reynolds Business Speaker Series sponsored by UNT's Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism.

Teri Agins will speak at 7 p.m. March 2 (Wednesday) in Room 382 of UNT's University Union, located at 1155 Union Circle. She is the author of The End of Fashion: How Marketing Changed the Clothing Industry Forever. Agins writes the "Ask Teri" column for the Wall Street Journal. She has covered the world of fashion from a business perspective for the Journal, and has also written for Vogue, Town & Country and Harper's Bazaar.

Jonathan Clements, who was the Wall Street Journal's personal finance columnist for almost 20 years, will speak at 7 p.m. March 28 (Monday) in Room 333A of the University Union. He is the author of Jonathan Clements Money Guide 2016.

The speakers are being brought to UNT through the Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism, which provided the Mayborn School of Journalism with funding for a Reynolds Visiting Professor during the Spring 2016 semester. Veteran financial journalist Karen Blumenthal is currently teaching two courses in the Mayborn School this semester as its visiting professor. Blumenthal worked for the Wall Street Journal for more than two decades and was the newspaper's Dallas bureau chief for eight years.

Each Reynolds Visiting Professor receives a $10,000 renewable grant to bring industry professionals to their campuses for free lectures. For more information on the speaker series, contact the Mayborn School at 940-565-2205.

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