Celebrating its 20th season, Minnesota Public Radio's Broadcast Journalist Series commissions journalists and correspondents for a 24-hour residency four times a year, 3 in the fall and one in the spring this season. While here they share insights on their craft as well as on people and events. Hosted by MPR's Tom Weber, all events take place at the University of St. Thomas O'Shaughnessy Education Center. The Fall season of the Broadcast Journalist Series is hosted by MPR's Tom Weber.
Pulitzer Prize Winner John Branch covers sports for The New York Times. His first book, BOY ON ICE: The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard, spun out of an award-winning, three-part New York Times series "Punched Out," which shed light on hockey's embrace of potentially brain-damaging violence.
Tom Weber serves as co-host for MPR News' The Daily Circuit. He has won the regional Edward R. Murrow awards for writing and use of sound.