Atlantic editor James Hamblin to give Mosaic’s keynote address
James Hamblin, writer and senior editor at the Atlantic, will visit Salve Regina this week to deliver the Mosaic student newspaper’s annual keynote address.
Open to the Salve Regina community and the general public, his talk is scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, March 7 in the O’Hare Academic Building, Room 260.
“As a news publication ourselves, we are happy to bring someone like James to our campus who can speak to the media environment journalists face in our country today,” said Sarah DeWolfe, co-editor of Mosaic. “There are so many reasons the definition of media is changing, and reliable journalism is essential now more than ever.”
Hamblin, who received his M.D. from Indiana University and pursued a media career with The Atlantic’s Health Channel, will discuss his take on the media’s importance in today’s political climate and give insights on the media’s reliability.
He is the creator of the online comedy video series “If Our Bodies Could Talk,” for which he was nominated for the Webby Award for best web personality. Hamblin also wrote a book by the same name discussing topics in human health.
Mosaic is the independent student newspaper at Salve Regina, dedicated to giving students a voice. It is entirely run by students, for students in a variety of majors. The Mosaic publishes online on their website, www.srumosaic.com.