Alumna to Analyze Post-9/11 News CoverageContact: Janet Sassi
Veteran journalist Lisa Finnegan (GED ’03), returns to Fordham to analyze American news coverage since 9/11, the subject of her new book, No Questions Asked
(Praeger Publishers, 2006), on Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 7:30 p.m.
in Room 521 at the Lowenstein Center, Lincoln Center campus.
No Questions Asked
compares the U.S. media reporting on post-9/11 events, such as the Iraq war and the 2004 presidential elections, with international media coverage of the same events. The book analyzes how patriotism, fear, obedience, indifference and propaganda influenced news reporting during that timeline.
Finnegan, an award-winning journalist, has written for major newspapers and news services, and was the editor of Occupational Hazards
Magazine. While a student at Fordham, she collaborated with Harold Takooshian, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology at Fordham and president of the American Psychological Association Society for General Psychology, on a study about attitudes toward terrorism. Results of the study were published in the Fordham Law Journal
as “The USA Patriot Act: Civil Liberties, The Media, and Public Opinion,” in May 2003.
The event is hosted by the Fordham Psychology Association and Psi Chi.
Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 15,600 students in its five undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan and Tarrytown, and the Louis J. Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.