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Political features writer, Silicon Valley business reporter to visit campus

September 28, 2010

A writer who chronicles the personalities in the nation’s capital and a reporter on the world’s biggest technology companies will visit campus as writers in residence.

Manuel Roig-Franzia, a features reporter for the Washington Post’s Style section, will speak to journalism, political science and public affairs classes during the week of Oct. 4 as the Public Affairs Writer in Residence.

Roig-Franzia writes feature stories on a broad range of subjects in the nation’s capital, including profiles of such political figures as the late Sen. Ted Kennedy and Laura Bush, as well as examinations of the culture of power in Washington, D.C.

In his decade of work for the Post, Roig-Franzia also served as bureau chief in Miami and Mexico City. He’s covered events as varied as congressional campaigns and the January earthquake in Haiti. He also reported on a dozen major hurricanes, including Hurricane Katrina, after which he spent four months in New Orleans to chronicle the storm’s aftermath.

Adam Lashinsky, senior editor at large for FORTUNE, will meet with business and journalism students during the week of Oct. 11 as Business Writer in Residence.

Lashinsky covers Silicon Valley and Wall Street for the magazine, focusing on finance and technology. Some of his cover story subjects have included Apple, Hewlett-Packard and Google, and he has written in-depth stories on Wells Fargo, Intel, Oracle, eBay, Twitter, the venture-capital industry, and the post-Katrina economic recovery of New Orleans.