Father, son to talk journalism Thursday

Kevin Allen

A veteran journalistic father and son duo will present their experiences and opinions on modern media Thursday as part of the Gaines Lecture Series.

“Living Journalism: An Evening with the Seigenthalers” will feature both print journalism icon John Seigenthaler and his son, former NBC network news anchor John Seigenthaler Jr., according to a news release from the School of Journalism and Broadcasting.

The two will speak about their experiences reporting on landmark events and how the Internet is changing journalism and historical media events, according to the release.

Seigenthaler Sr. spent 43 years as a reporter for the Tenessean, and later served as its editor, publisher and CEO before becoming the founding editorial director for USA Today, according to the release.

Seigenthaler Jr. spent more than ten years as the anchor for “NBC Nightly News Weekend Edition” and has covered terrorist attacks in the Middle East and Europe, the tsunami in Sri Lanka and the 9/11 attacks.

The lecture will be at 7 p.m. in Mass Media and Technology Hall Auditorium, and it is free and open to everyone.