Loyola University Maryland welcomes Ari Shapiro, White House reporter for National Public Radio, for the 2013 Muriel and Clarence J. Caulfield Memorial Lecture on Thursday, April 25, at 5 p.m. in McGuire Hall on Loyola’s North Charles Street campus. The event, “Behind the Scenes of the Political Campaign: Stories You Won't Hear on the Radio,” is free and open to the public.
As the White House reporter for NPR, Shapiro focuses on national security and legal affairs. His stories appear on all of NPR’s newsmagazines, including “All Things Considered” and “Morning Edition,” where he is also a frequent guest host. He is the first NPR reporter to be promoted to correspondent before age 30 and covered the U.S. Department of Justice in that role for five years. Prior to covering the Justice Department, Shapiro was NPR’s regional reporter in Atlanta and then in Miami. In 2003, he was an NPR reporting fellow at WBUR in Boston.
Shapiro has been recognized with several journalism prizes, including The American Bar Association's Silver Gavel for his coverage of prisoners lost in Louisiana's detention system after Hurricane Katrina; The Daniel Schorr Journalism Prize for his investigation of methamphetamine use and HIV transmission; the Columbia Journalism Review's "laurel" recognition of his investigation into disability benefits for injured veterans; and the American Judges' Association's American Gavel for a body of work reporting on courts and the justice system. He has appeared as a guest analyst on television news programs including “The NewsHour,” “The Rachel Maddow Show,” and “CNN Newsroom.”
Shapiro is a magna cum laude graduate of Yale. He began his journalism career in 2001 in the office of NPR Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg. Shapiro was born in Fargo, N.D., and grew up in Portland, Ore.
Now in its 25th year, the Caulfield Lecture series at Loyola was established by the family of Clarence J. Caulfield, a 1922 alumnus who spent 26 years as an editor at The Baltimore Sun and was a mentor to such prominent writers as J. Anthony Lukas and Russell T. Baker. Hosted by the communication department, the Caulfield Lecture brings journalists and commentators of national stature to Loyola every year. Dan Rodicks, host of “Midday” on Baltimore’s NPR affiliate WYPR-AM, spoke at last year’s lecture.
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