Celeste Headlee’s Dean Stone Lecture: Ten Ways to Have Better Conversations

On April 2, radio journalist, speaker and author Celeste Headlee presented “Ten Ways to Have Better Conversations” at the annual Dean Stone Lecture hosted by the University of Montana School of Journalism.

In a time when conversations are often minimized to a few words in a text message and lack of meaningful communication and dialogue abounds, Headlee shed much-needed light on the lost and essential art of conversation.

Watch her talk here:

About Celeste:

As a journalist, Celeste has interviewed hundreds of people from all walks of life. Through her work, she’s learned the true power of conversation and its ability to both bridge gaps or deepen wounds. As a mixed race journalist of black and Jewish descent, Celeste also speaks candidly about how to converse on race and other difficult subjects.

She’s the author of “Heard Mentality” and “We Need To Talk: How To Have Conversations That Matter.” She has worked for 20 years in public radio, most recently as co-host of the podcast, Scene On Radio. She’s anchored Talk of the Nation, All Things Considered and Weekend Edition and was co-host of the national morning news show, The Takeaway from PRI and WNYC. Celeste’s TEDx Talk has more than 19 million views to date.

UM Homecoming With The J-School, Where You ‘Learn By Doing’

This homecoming, we’re celebrate what makes the J-School so special: learning by doing. The video above from One Acre Films will be screened at the homecoming reception at Don Anderson Hall on Friday. But, we wanted you to get a sneak peek too.

Here’s what’s on tap for 2017 Homecoming at the UM J-School:

Friday, Oct. 13:
2 p.m. —Journalism Alumni Roundtable Discussion, Don Anderson Hall, Room 210
3-4:30 p.m.— School of Journalism Homecoming Reception, Don Anderson Hall, Room 201

Saturday, Oct. 14: 
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.: J-School Tailgate – BBQ and Beer, South River Bowl Spot #14 (across from the Adams Center parking lot)

JRNL_Homecoming_Postcard_FinalSchool of Journalism Homecoming Events:

Monday, Oct. 16: 
7 p.m. — Annual Pollner Lecture: “What Should the Media Do About Leaks & Anonymous Sources,” presented by 2017 Distinguished Pollner fellow Cheryl Carpenter, University Center Theater

Reporter David Fahrenthold to Speak at UM

David Fahrenthold: Washington Post staff portraits on September, 09, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post)
Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold in Washington, DC.
(Photo by Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post)

Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold will deliver “Covering President Trump: The inside story from the reporter Trump called a ‘nasty guy.’” His talk is Monday, March 13 at 7 p.m. in the University Center Ballroom. This event is free and open to the public.

Fahrenthold spent a year covering the 2016 presidential race and then-Republican nominee Donald Trump. He will talk about his experience on the campaign trail and what it was like to cover Trump. Fahrenthold began working for The Post in 2000. He covered car crashes in the District of Columbia and has also covered the environment and Capitol Hill. He is currently covering President Trump.

This event is sponsored by the University of Montana School of Journalism. The School of Journalism launched in 1914, and has trained generations of journalists in print, broadcast, photography and, more recently, new media. The school regularly ranks among the top 10 journalism schools in the United States.