Newsweek Reporter Isikoff to Talk on Investigative Journalism

Posted: February 11, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Tara Laskowski

Newsweek investigative correspondent Michael Isikoff, who is best known for his coverage of the Monica Lewinsky scandal, will speak on Tuesday, Feb. 17, at 10:30 a.m. in the Johnson Center Cinema in a presentation organized for Communication Department classes. The talk is open to all George Mason students, faculty, and staff.

Isikoff will discuss his latest projects, including coverage of terrorism, and talk about investigative journalism as a career.

Isikoff has been an investigative correspondent for Newsweek since 1994. He has covered the Whitewater scandal, the Oklahoma City bombing, campaign finance abuses, presidential politics, and other national issues. He garnered national attention in 1998 for his reporting on the Clinton administration’s Monica Lewinsky scandal.

Isikoff’s honors include the National Headliner Award, the Edgar A. Poe Award presented by the White House Correspondents Association, and the Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prize for Reporting on the Presidency. He is the author of Uncovering Clinton: A Reporter’s Story.

The event was coordinated by Steve Klein, professor and coordinator of the electronic journalism minor, for his Introduction to Journalism and Newswriting and Reporting courses.

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