Hays Press-Enterprise Lecture
PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE
FIFTY-FIRST HAYS PRESS-ENTERPRISE LECTURE
"Why Today's Media is Both Strong and Weak"
to be delivered by
Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times
David Leonhardt is an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times.
He also writes a daily e-mail newsletter and co-hosts the Opinion
section's weekly podcast, "The Argument." His prior assignment was
leading a strategy group that helped Times leadership shape the future
of the newsroom. Previously, David was the Times's Washington bureau
chief; the founding editor of The Upshot; and a staff writer for The Times
Magazine. In 2011, he received the Pulitzer Prize for commentary, for
columns on the financial crisis. He majored in applied math at Yale and is
a third-generation native of New York.
The Hays Press-Enterprise Lecture Series
The Hays Press-Enterprise Lecture Series was established in 1966 by the late Howard H (Tim) Hays, then editor of The Press-Enterprise, in collaboration with the University of California, Riverside. In 1997, his son Tom Hays endowed the lecture and the Hays name was added to the title in honor of Tim Hays. Dallas-based A.H. Belo Corporation, former owner of The Press-Enterprise, has provided generous support for the Lecture Series. The intent of the Hays Press-Enterprise Lecture Series is to bring to Riverside each year someone of exceptional achievement in journalism to address important topics related to the news media, thereby furthering the knowledge and interests of both the university and the community at large.
Howard H "Tim" Hays, Jr. was the longtime owner and publisher of The Press-Enterprise newspaper. He spent 51 years at the family-owned business, leading the paper to a Pulitzer prize and two important Supreme Court victories. In addition to Tim Hays’ role as publisher of Riverside County’s largest newspaper, he was a leader in the Citizens University Committee that successfully lobbied the state legislature to open a University of California campus in Riverside in 1954. Tim Hays served as a founding member of the UCR Board of Trustees; supported the creation and collections of the UCR/California Museum of Photography; established an endowed scholarship fund in honor of his father; and endowed a faculty chair to support the UCR Honors program.