Syndicated Columnist: Richard Morin Lecture

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va, Sept. 17 -- Syndicated columnist Richard Morin will speak on "Research Values and News Values: Dilemmas of the Media Polls" Monday, Sept. 22 at the University of Virginia. His speech will begin at 3 p.m. in the Cavalier Room at Newcomb Hall. Widely known for his "Unconventional Wisdom" column that is syndicated to more than 30 newspapers across the country, Morin is director of polling at the Washington Post where he also writes a weekly column on public opinion that appears in the paper's National Weekly edition. A frequent lecturer on survey methods and uses of computer in reporting, Morin is author of numerous magazine articles on polling and public opinion. He also appears on national radio and television to talk about polling methods.

Before joining the Washinton Post in 1987, Morin was survey and research editor for five years at the Miami Herald. In 1980, he was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in special reporting. His work has been honored by the American Bar Association and the association of Investigative Reporters and Editors, among others.

Morin's talk is sponsored by the Center for Survey Research, the Woodrow Wilson Department of Government and Foreign Affairs and the Sociology Department at UVA. The talk is free and open to the public.

Paul Freedman, Richard Morin, Tom Guterbock