HILLSDALE, Mich., Oct. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Hillsdale College today announced that Fox News' chief Washington correspondent James Rosen has been named the Fall 2015 Eugene C. Pulliam Distinguished Fellow in Journalism. Rosen will teach a one-credit course for Hillsdale students in the Herbert H. Dow II Program in American Journalism beginning Oct. 19.
On Oct. 26, Rosen will deliver a lecture on campus titled "Fear and Loathing on the Centrifuge Trail: National Security Reporting and Press Freedoms in the Obama Era." The lecture is open to the public and will be held in Phillips Auditorium at 8 p.m. on the Hillsdale College campus.
"James Rosen's bold reporting on national security issues and his refusal to be cowed by Justice Department harassment serve as a wonderful example of principled journalism for our students," said John J. Miller, director of the Dow Journalism Program.
During his two-week course, "Craft and Ethics," Rosen will lead a discussion about The Journalist and the Murderer, the highly debated and criticized work by Janet Malcolm about the ethics of journalism.
"The freedom of the press is under attack as the government tries to silence journalists who report information the public wants and needs to know," Rosen said. "It's vital that young journalists understand these pressures and are emboldened to defend the fundamental principles of journalism when they enter the field."
In addition to his role as chief Washington correspondent for Fox News, Rosen also hosts the online show "The Foxhole" and authored The Strong Man: John Mitchell and the Secrets of Watergate. Rosen's second book, Cheney One on One: Candid Conversations with America's Most Controversial Statesman, will be published on Nov. 2.
Before joining Fox News, Rosen worked as a researcher to "CBS Evening News" anchor and managing editor Dan Rather; as an associate producer at WWOR-TV in New York; as a producer in the political unit of NY-1 News; as an anchor and reporter for WREX-TV in Rockford, Illinois; and as an anchor and reporter for News12/The Bronx. His articles and essays have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Atlantic Monthly, Harper's, and National Review, among other periodicals.
About the Pulliam Fellowship at Hillsdale College
The Pulliam Fellowship is named for Eugene C. Pulliam, a renowned newspaper publisher, philanthropist and community leader. Throughout his career, Pulliam owned and operated 46 newspapers in nine states and was president of Central Newspapers Inc., a multibillion-dollar media corporation. He considered freedom and liberty to be the real mission of any American newspaper, and he protected and demanded truth. Pulliam's legacy of philanthropy to education and journalism continues through his daughters, Corinne Pulliam Quayle and Suzanne Pulliam Murphy.
Past Pulliam Fellows include Kevin Williamson, David Satter, Jonah Goldberg, Kimberley Strassel, Mark Steyn, Tim Carney, Andrew Ferguson, P.J. O'Rourke, Richard Brookhiser, William McGurn, Naomi Schaefer Riley, Nolan Finley, and Stephen Hayes.
About Hillsdale College
Hillsdale College, founded in 1844, has built a national reputation through its classical liberal arts core curriculum and its principled refusal to accept federal or state taxpayer subsidies, even indirectly in the form of student grants or loans. It also conducts an outreach effort promoting civil and religious liberty, including a free monthly speech digest, Imprimis, with a circulation of more than 2.9 million.
SOURCE Hillsdale College