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NPR Correspondent Talks with Students

Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Rose Previte, BA ’03, and her husband NPR News correspondent David Greene visited the ONU campus on Jan. 7 and took time to talk with several classes in the Department of History, Politics, and Justice.

Greene, who spent five years on NPR’s national desk, covered the White House during the second term of former President George W. Bush, Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the first days of President Obama. After intensive study of Russian at Moscow State University, he is now reporting from Moscow and covering the entire region, including the Ukraine, the Baltics and Siberia.

Greene shared his observations with students about impediments to democracy in Belarus as well as the obstacles reporters face in the region. He also spoke to students about his concerns over “gotcha” journalism and the need for civil discourse in the American media. Both Rose and David eagerly answered a number of questions from students and encouraged them to stretch their undergraduate studies through internships and study abroad opportunities.

A native of Lancaster, Pa., Greene is a graduate of Harvard with a degree in government. He spent seven years as a reporter for the Baltimore Sun before joining NPR in 2005. He and Rose live in Moscow.