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Time reporter analyzes Obama administration

November 3, 2009 By Stacy Forster

Time magazine’s Mark Halperin, one of the nation’s most influential political journalists, will discuss the Obama administration at the University of Wisconsin–Madison on Wednesday, Nov. 4, the same day that the president is scheduled to visit the city.

Halperin’s talk will be held at 4:30 p.m. in the Alumni Lounge of the Pyle Center, 702 Langdon St. His visit is part of the Ralph O. and Monona H. Nafziger lecture series and is sponsored by the UW–Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Halperin, a veteran national political reporter, will offer his view of the new administration in a free public Nafziger Lecture, titled “The Obama Report Card So Far: What’s Surprising and What’s Next.”

Known first for his tipsheet “The Note,” Halperin is now driving Time’s “The Page.” It’s propelled him to must-read status among political junkies and Washington insiders.

A team of journalism students will take a page from Halperin and offer analysis of his remarks on Twitter, as well as produce a streaming video feed that will allow people watching on the Web to ask Halperin questions.

Visit to find the streaming video, live blogging, Twitter and photo feeds from undergraduate and graduate journalism students.