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Founder/editor of Iran’s Tehran Bureau to visit campus April 12

Kelly NiknejadKelly Golnoush Niknejad will give a presentation to the SPSU community on Thurs., April 12, from 3-4 p.m. in H-203. She will speak about journalism in Iran and the role new media is playing globally.

Niknejad is the founder and editor-in-chief of Tehran Bureau. Launched in late 2008, the independent news organization is a virtual bureau connecting journalists, Iran experts and readers all over the world. In 2009, Tehran Bureau partnered with PBS/Frontline and won an Emmy for its first editorial partnership, the documentary “A Death in Tehran.”

Besides Tehran Bureau, Niknejad has reported for the Los Angeles Times, San Diego Union-Tribune, Time Foreign Policy and California Lawyer. She has also served as a moderator and panelist on discussions about journalism, new media and Iran at various colleges such as MIT, Harvard University, Columbia University and Boston University.

Niknejad was born in Iran and moved to the U.S. at the age of 17. She has a bachelor’s degree in political science and writing, a law degree with an international and European focus, and two master’s degrees in journalism.

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