For over 20 years, Minnesota Public Radio's Broadcast Journalist Series commissions journalists and correspondents for a 24-hour residency four times a year, 2 in the fall and 2 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 with a breakfast the following morning at the Minneapolis Club. Tickets will be free and ready to be reserved starting August 11th to MPR Members and to general public on August 13th.

This season, learn firsthand from some of the world's finest female journalists and correspondents. MPR News' Tom Weber will host these talented women for conversations about their careers, their craft and their take on world events.

Krisztina Than

October 19, 2015 | 7:00 p.m.
St Thomas O'Shaughnessy Education Center

Krisztina ThanKrisztina Than has been leading and shaping news coverage out of Hungary including that of several currency crises, major political and economic changes, elections and unorthodox government measures. Than has covered the biggest traded companies, primarily oil and gas groups, which have a strong regional presence in the region. She has delivered market-moving exclusive interviews with prime ministers, finance ministers and central bankers as well as company executives. Than established and maintains key contacts with politicians on all sides of the political spectrum in Hungary, with the central bank and with big investment banks in London and elsewhere, who make regular visits to Hungary with clients. She also mentors staff, leading the Budapest team of four reporters, two photographers and a TV journalist. Tom and Krisztina will talk about the European migrant and refugee crisis among other topics for women in journalism.

Kat Chow

November 2, 2015 | 7:00 p.m.
St Thomas O'Shaughnessy Education Center

Kat ChowOn November 2, we'll speak with Kat Chow, who covers the frontiers of race, ethnicity and culture for NPR's Code Switch. She blogs, tells stories via social media, and sparks conversations online. Prior to NPR, Chow worked with WGBH in Boston and was a reporting fellow for Cambodia Daily, an English language newspaper in Phnom Penh.

Kat Chow is a journalist covering race, ethnicity, and culture for NPR's new Code Switch team. In this role, Chow is responsible for reporting and telling stories using social media, sparking conversations online, and blogging.

While a student at the University of Washington in Seattle, Chow was a founding member of a newsmagazine television show and freelanced for the Seattle Weekly. She also interned with the Seattle Times and worked on NBC's Winter Olympics coverage in Vancouver, B.C. You can find her tweeting away for Code Switch at@NPRCodeSwitch, and sharing her thoughts at @katchow.


Tickets are FREE but must be reserved. Get yours at and watch for details and announcements about additional spring guests.

Event Parking

St. Thomas invites guests attending this event to park in the Anderson Parking Facility. The Anderson Parking Facility is a two-block walk to the O'Shaughnessy Educational Center. Please enter the Anderson Parking Facility at the southwest corner of Cretin and Grand avenues. For specific driving and parking directions to campus, refer to the available map on this page. The cost for hourly parking in the ramp is $1.50/hr before 4:00 pm and $1.00/hr after 4:00 pm. To avoid being ticketed, guests should not park in campus surface lots that require permits including the one adjacent to OEC Auditorium, or on streets around campus, which require city permits.


Tom Weber Tom Weber is host of MPR News with Tom Weber, which is heard weekdays at 11am. The show focuses on all things Minnesota, from the latest headlines to the long-standing issues that define the state, to the quirky people who make this an interesting place to live. Tom joined MPR News in January 2008, serving as a general assignment reporter and as an award-winning education reporter before joining the newly created weekday news talk show The Daily Circuit as a co-host in 2012. He became host of MPR News with Tom Weber in late 2014. Weber also hosts several MPR news live events, including the Broadcast Journalist Series at the University of St. Thomas. Before moving to Minnesota, the Chicago native was a morning news anchor and reporter for KWMU St. Louis Public Radio for more than five years. He is the author of the travel book 100 Things to do in the Twin Cities Before You Die.

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