The JEA/NSPA Fall 2013 National High School Journalism Convention in Boston has announced two media professionals to deliver keynote speeches on Thursday and Friday of the convention.
Juliette N. Kayyem
7:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 14
Juliette N. Kayyem has been a columnist for the Boston Globe and on the faculty at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. After only a year writing for the Globe, she was named a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2013. She recently served for President Barack Obama as assistant secretary for intergovernmental affairs at the Department of Homeland Security. She has spent more than 15 years in senior positions in state and federal government, including as Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick’s homeland security adviser and a legal adviser to U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno. Kayyem is the author of numerous books and articles on counterterrorism and national security. She is a national security analyst for CNN and her column is distributed worldwide by the New York Times wire. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, she is married to David Barron and they have three children.
1 p.m., Friday, Nov. 15
As deputy executive producer for PBS’ flagship public affairs documentary series FRONTLINE, Raney Aronson-Rath guides the editorial development and execution of the series, from primetime television broadcasts to multiplatform initiatives. Since joining FRONTLINE in 2007, Aronson-Rath has expanded the series’ reach and reporting capabilities. Aronson-Rath has also developed and managed more than a dozen in-depth, cross-platform journalism partnerships with some of the nation’s premiere news outlets, including ProPublica, PBS NewsHour, CBC Television and most recently ESPN. Before helping to manage the series, Aronson-Rath produced, directed and wrote several award-winning FRONTLINE films, including News War, The Last Abortion Clinic and The Jesus Factor. Prior to joining FRONTLINE, she worked on award-winning series at ABC News, The Wall Street Journal and MSNBC. Early in her career, while living in Taipei, she was a newspaper reporter for The China Post. Aronson-Rath has a bachelor’s degree in South Asian studies and history from the University of Wisconsin. She received her master’s from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
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