New York Times journalists Betsy Wade and Lucinda Franks ‘68, business consultant and writer Ruth Karen, and playwright and activist Barbara Garson—author of MacBird (1967), the notorious political parody that superimposed post-Kennedy politics on Macbeth— participated in a panel discussion on women in journalism as part of the Poynter lecture series.

The Poynter Program, given to the college by Nelson and Marion Knauss Poynter ‘46, publishers of The St. Petersburg Times, was intended to increase students’ appreciation for and exposure to the media.