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Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 4:00pm



William O’Neil Lecture in Business Journalism: John Yemma, editor of the Christian Science Monitor

John Yemma

John Yemma, editor-in-chief of The Christian Science Monitor, will discuss the future of journalism in a digital age. Yemma oversaw the transformation of the Monitor, one of the most respected daily newspapers in the United States, into a mostly online publication.

About John Yemma: Yemma worked for several newspapers in Texas before becoming city hall reporter for the San Antonio Express-News. He went on to work at United Press International's Dallas bureau in 1974 and then joined the Dallas Morning News in 1976. He moved to The Christian Science Monitor's Washington bureau in 1979, and became a foreign correspondent for the Monitor in the Middle East from 1980-1983 (working out of Beirut and then Cyprus). Yemma returned to the U.S. in 1984 to serve as the Monitor's New York bureau chief, and then moved to Boston to become the paper's business editor. In 1989, he moved to The Boston Globe, where he spent 20 years in various top positions as a writer and editor. He became editor of the Monitor in 2008.