Two prominent journalists will highlight a two-day event at Kansas Wesleyan University.
According to the school, longtime KAKE-TV anchor Larry Hatteberg and national photojournalist and retired White House Press Corps member Mark Reinstein will share their experiences covering local and national news at KWU’s sixth annual Media Reflections symposium.
The symposium is at 7 p.m. on Wednesday Feb. 3rd and Thursday, Feb 4th.
On Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016, at 7 p.m., Mark Reinstein, former White House Press Corps photographer, will speak in Fitzpatrick Auditorium, in Sams Hall of Fine Arts.
In his forty-year career as a photojournalist, Reinstein has captured intriguing moments in the lives of people, politicians and presidents. He began as a freelance photographer for The Washington Star and worked for Time magazine until he was assigned to cover the White House at the end of President Jimmy Carter’s term. He followed the provocative campaign trail of the governor of Arkansas, Bill Clinton, in 1992, and continued covering him through his presidency. Perhaps Reinstein’s most widely recognized photos were those he took during the White House intern scandal. He will share his experiences behind the camera in the some of the most historical and controversial moments in the West Wing press room.
On Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, at 7 p.m., former longtime television newsman Larry Hatteberg will speak in Sams Chapel, in the Hall of the Pioneers.
Larry Hatteberg enjoyed a 51-year career at Wichita’s ABC affiliate, KAKE-TV. A native of Winfield, KS, he began his television career with KAKE-TV in 1963. Hatteberg held every job in the newsroom throughout his career and became Kansas’ most honored journalist. He received more than 130 local, state and national awards for news photography and reporting, and his “Hatteberg’s People” video series profiled more than a thousand Kansans since its inception in 1974. Hatteberg will share some of his most memorable stories, and the challenges and excitement of life in a television newsroom.
The public is invited, and admission is free.