Previous Hays Press-Enterprise Lecturers
THE HAYS PRESS-ENTERPRISE LECTURE SERIES
Celebrating excellence in journalism and featuring leading thinkers in media and communications, the Hays Press-Enterprise Lecture has been presented by The Press-Enterprise and UCR annually since 1966. It was first established by the late Howard H “Tim” Hays, then editor of The Press-Enterprise. Following the sale of the paper in 1997, his son Tom Hays endowed the lectureship and the Hays name was proudly added to the series in honor of Tim Hays.
2022 - Soledad O'Brien, Host, "Matter of Fact"
2021 - Nikole-Hannah Jones, Journalist, The New York Times
2020 - David Leonhardt, Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times
2019 - Maria Hinojosa, Anchor and Executive Producer, "Latino USA" and "America By The Numbers with Maria Hinojosa"
2018 - Frank Bruni, Journalist, The New York Times
2017 - Bill Keller, Editor-in-Chief, The Marshall Project
2015 - Martin Baron, Executive Editor, The Washington Post
2014 - Ray Suarez, Host of "Inside Story," Al Jazeera
2013 - Davan Maharaj, Editor and Executive VP, Los Angeles Times Media Group
2012 - Geneva Overholser, Director, USC Annenberg’s School of Journalism
2011 - Jonathan Gold, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Food Critic, LA Weekly
2010 - Lawrence Wright, Author, Screenwriter, Playwright, Staff Writer, The New Yorker magazine
2009 - Walter Isaacson, President and CEO, The Aspen Institute
2008 - Frank A. Bennack, Jr. Vice Chairman, Hearst Corp.
2006 - Karen House, Retired Publisher, The Wall Street Journal
2004 - Tom Curley, President/CEO, The Associated Press
2002 - Gail Collins, Editorial Page Editor, The New York Times
2001 - Bill Kovach, Chairman, Committee for Concerned Journalists
2000 - Clarence Page, Columnist, Chicago Tribune
1999 - Gregory Favre, Vice President/News, The McClatchy Co.
1998 - Tom Winship, Former Editor, The Boston Globe
1997 - Benjamin Bradlee, Vice President, The Washington Post
1996 - Gene Roberts, Managing Editor, The New York Times
1995 - William F. Woo, Editor, St. Louis Post Dispatch
1994 - Tom Johnson, President, Cable News Network
1993 - C. Shelby Coffey, III Editor & Executive Vice President, Los Angeles Times
1992 - Geneva Overholser, Editor, The Des Moines Register
1991 - David Broder, Columnist & Political Correspondent, The Washington Post
1990 - Everette E. Dennis, Executive Director, Gannett Center/Media Studies
1989 - James K. Batten, President/CEO, Knight Ridder, Inc.
1988 - C.K. McClatchy, Editor & Chairman, McClatchy Newspapers
1987 - Vermont Royster, Editor Emeritus, The Wall Street Journal
1986 - Donald Trelford, Editor, The Observer of London
1985 - Louis D. Boccardi, President & General Manager, The Associated Press
1984 - Donald E. Graham, Publisher, The Washington Post
1983 - Eugene C. Patterson, Editor and President, St. Petersburg Times
1982 - Cushrow R. Irani, Chairman, The International Press Institute
1981 - Richard S. Salant, Vice Chairman, Board of Directors of NBC
1980 - Norman E. Isaacs, Chairman, The National News Council
1979 - John Hughes, Editor, The Christian Science Monitor
1978 - George F. Will, Syndicated Columnist
1977 - Richard C. Wald, President, NBC News
1976 - Warren H. Phillips, President, Dow Jones & Co.
1975 - James Reston, Columnist, The New York Times
1974 - Elie Abel Dean, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
1973 - Katharine Graham, President, The Washington Post Company
1972 - Tom Wicker, Associate Editor & Columnist, The New York Times
1971 - Howard K. Smith, Commentator, ABC News
1970 - Osborn Elliott, Editor-in-Chief, Newsweek
1969 - Sir Denis Hamilton, Editor-in-Chief & Chief Executive, Times Newspapers Ltd. London
1968 - Wes Gallagher, General Manager, The Associated Press
1967 - John B. Oakes, Editorial Page Editor, The New York Times
1966 - Louis M. Lyons, Retired Curator, Nieman Foundation, Harvard University