The next meeting of the Bloomington Press Club is April 26, and will return to the Coronation Room at the Indiana Memorial Union. Time is high noon, and buffet costs still are $14 for the full lunch, $12 for the soup, salad and dessert bars. RSVP to treasurer Sherry Rouse (firstname.lastname@example.org or (812)855-1024) by April 20 if you plan to attend.
The speaker is IU School of Journalism visiting professor Joe Coleman, formerly Associated Press bureau chief in Japan, who will address “The Foreign Correspondent as Cultural Translator.”
In his career, he has reported from Asia, Latin America, Africa, Europe and the Middle East, and most recently was based in Paris and Tokyo. Coleman spent the past four years leading AP’s Tokyo bureau and directing multimedia coverage of the Asian tsunami, global warming and events in North Korea.
Coleman relocated his family to Bloomington last year to become the school’s Roy W. Howard Professional-in-Residence. He has taught several reporting courses, including newspaper reporting and international reporting.
The club also will get an update from the IU students who had BPC-sponsored internships this spring. IU students Darcy Marlett, who worked with the American Red Cross, and Julia Haller, who worked with Girls, Inc., will report on their experiences.