AMES, Iowa — Sept. 15, 2016
Miles Moffeit, a veteran investigative journalist and Pulitzer Prize finalist, will speak on “Investigating the Corrupt While Protecting the Powerless,” as the 2016 Chamberlin Lecturer Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 8 p.m. in the Iowa State Memorial Union’s Great Hall. The event is free of charge and open to the public.
Moffeit is a six-year veteran of The Dallas Morning News, where he has focused on exposing fraud and corruption in hospitals in both Texas and nationally. Before his work in Dallas, he was a reporter for The Denver Post, investigating corruption within the criminal justice system.
Moffeit will serve as the 10th lecturer for the Chamberlin Lecture Series, funded by Iowa State alumni Margaret and the late L. Eugene Chamberlin and sponsored by ISU’s Greenlee School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Moffeit is also one of Greenlee School director Michael Bugeja’s former students.
“I have had thousands of students in my 37-year career at Oklahoma State, Ohio University and Iowa State. Miles Moffeit ranks as one of my favorite former students of all time,” said Bugeja. “I am especially proud that Miles would distinguish himself as one of the finest investigative reporters in the country.”
Moffeit was a finalist for the 2008 Pulitzer Prize in investigative reporting for a series he co-wrote called “Trashing the Truth” for The Denver Post. The series focused on the failure of law enforcement agencies to preserve DNA evidence. His work prompted government reforms and justice for the wrongly convicted, leading to the overturn of a murder conviction.
The Chamberlin Lecture series has included speakers such as Pulitzer Prize-winning opinion page editor Paul Gigot of the Wall Street Journal; ABC’s “Nightline” anchor Juju Chang; Rick Green, former president and publisher of The Des Moines Register and Vanity Fair contributing editor Bethany McLean. In conjunction with the Iowa Newspaper Association, the Greenlee School also brings to campus a Chamberlin Fellow each year. The fellows, all leading Iowa reporters or editors, work with students in ISU journalism classes. This year’s Fellow is Sara Konrad Baranowski, managing editor of the twice-weekly Iowa Falls Times Citizen.