Corey Flintoff, National Public Radio Newscaster, to Speak at UMass Amherst

AMHERST, Mass. - Corey Flintoff, a newscaster for National Public Radio (NPR), will speak on Wednesday, November 15, 2000, at 7:00 p.m. in Memorial Hall at UMass Amherst. Flintoff, a newscaster on NPR''s nightly newsmagazine, "All Things Considered," will speak on "After the Bombs: Restoring Journalism in Kosovo." Flintoff spent two weeks in Kosovo in July, teaching young radio journalists how to cover democratic elections.

Flintoff has been a newscaster and reporter with NPR''s Washington, National, and Foreign Desks since 1989. He has covered a wide variety of domestic and foreign stories, and anchors NPR coverage of Congressional hearings, news conferences, and speeches at the National Press Club. He is an occasional host of other radio programs, such as "Weekly Edition" and "Weekend All Things Considered."

Prior to joining NPR, Flintoff was executive producer for Alaska Public Radio Network (APRN), supervising the production of all news programming and hosting an evening newsmagazine. While at APRN, he filed freelance reports for NPR, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Monitor Radio, and the Associated Press. He won a 1989 Corporation for Public Broadcasting Award for his coverage of the Exxon Valdez oil spill.

The talk is free and open to the public. It is co-sponsored by the UMass Amherst Libraries, the Technical Writing and Professional Communication Program of the English Department, the Anthropology Department, the Center for Public Policy and Administration, the Communication Department, the History Department, the Journalism Department, and WFCR-FM. For more information, call Jim Kelly at the W.E.B. Du Bois Library, 545-3981.