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Newsweek magazine's Isikoff to speak at WWS, March 11

Mar 11, 2008 (All day)
Robertson Hall
Arthur Lewis Auditorium
Open to the Public

Michael Isikoff, Investigative Correspondent for Newsweek magazine, will present a public lecture at the Woodrow Wilson School titled, "Investigative Reporting and the Presidency," at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11, in Dodds Auditorium Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus.

Michael Isikoff joined Newsweek as an Investigative Correspondent in June 1994. He has written extensively on the U.S. government's war on terrorism, the Abu Ghraib scandal, campaign-finance and congressional ethics abuses, presidential politics and other national issues. His latest book, "Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War," co-written with David Corn, was a New York Times best-seller when it was published in September, 2006.

Ever since the events of September 11, Isikoff has broken repeated stories about the U.S. government's war on terror and won numerous journalism awards. His weekly online column "Terror Watch," co-written with Mark Hosenball, won the 2005 award from the Society of Professional Journalists for best investigative reporting online. Isikoff's June 2002 Newsweek cover story on U.S. intelligence failures that preceded the 9-11 terror attacks, along with a series of related articles, was honored with the Investigative Reporters and Editors top prize for investigative reporting in magazine journalism. He was honored, along with a team of Newsweek reporters, by the Society of Professional Journalists for coverage of the Abu Ghraib scandal. Isikoff was also part of a reporting team that earned Newsweek the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in 2002, the highest award in magazine journalism, for their coverage of the aftermath of the September 11 terror attacks.

Isikoff is the author of "Uncovering Clinton: A Reporter's Story," a book that chronicled his own reporting of the Monika Lewinsky story. The book was named Best Non-Fiction Book of 1999 by the Book of the Month Club.

Isikoff came to Newsweek from The Washington Post, where he had been a reporter since September 1981. There he covered the Justice Department and the Persian Gulf War, reported on international drug operations in Latin America and worked on the Post's financial news desk.


This event is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and is free and open to the public.

Michael Isikoff, Investigative Correspondent for Newsweek magazine