An Evening of Conversation with Gideon Yago


Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 6:30 p.m.

The Association of Public Diplomacy Scholars at USC and the Los Angeles World Affairs Council are proud to host Gideon Yago.

For seven years, Gideon Yago was the face of news and current events to millions of young adults in America. As a correspondent and producer for MTV News, Yago helmed the network's coverage of elections, wars, national crises and social trends affecting young people.

He has received numerous awards, including an Emmy for his coverage of the 2004 election, a George Foster Peabody Award for his work in MTV's "Fight For Your Rights: Sexual Health" campaign, an Edward R. Murrow Award for outstanding documentary coverage of the Iraq war in 2004, and an Emmy nomination for his coverage of the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan.

Mr. Yago has appeared on CBS News, Charlie Rose and "The Colbert Report," and his writing has been featured in Spin, Rolling Stone, and VICE magazines, as well as NPR's "This American Life." Please join us for a conversation with Gideon Yago as he discusses changing trends in news consumption as well as his experiences covering world events for the MTV generation.

The discussion begins at 7:00 p.m., and will include a Q&A session. USC Students will be admitted free (USC Students, Faculty and Staff -- please contact the LAWAC offices directly at (213) 628-2333 to reserve your complimentary tickets).

($12 for LAWAC members, $15 for non-LAWAC members)
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