Christians in electronic media to take center stage at ACU Lectureship

For Immediate Release
Feb. 16, 2001

For more information contact:

Tom Craig, Director of Media and Community Relations

Abilene Christian University will serve as host for the annual Mass Communication symposium during the 83rd annual Bible Lectureship. The Symposium will begin on Monday, Feb.19, and continue through Wednesday, Feb. 21, in the Hilton Room of ACU's McGlothlin Campus Center.

On Monday, Dale Ward will present research that has been completed regarding the use of television in Russia and how it's being applied in the production of a Russian video project to tell the Gospel story.

Tuesday David Goodnow will speak. He is a former anchor for CNN Headline News. He is also a columnist for World Net Daily, an internet news service. He is also a member of the Fellowship of Christian Journalists.

Goodnow covered major stories while at CNN such as the Gulf War, the Monica Lewinsky scandal, and the Oklahoma City bombing. His lecture title is "Who's in charge here?" He will analyze the major changes taking place at CNN. 

On Wednesday the Excellence in Mass Media Ministry award will be presented to Dr. David Davenport, CEO of and former president of Pepperdine. Having served as president, founder, director, trustee, chair or member of more than 30 organizations spanning business, education, public policy and ministry, Davenport is known internationally as a CEO, educator, minister, public speaker and attorney.

He currently serves on boards for Stanford University's Hoover Institution, Pepperdine University, Pepperdine University School of Public Policy and Hope Network Ministries.

Davenport is a highly published author and has written many articles and been cited in Time, Fortune, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, Computer World, Christian Science Monitor, the Associated Press and the Los Angeles Business Journal. He holds a bachelor of arts degree with distinction in international relations from Stanford University and a doctorate of jurisprudence from the University of Kansas.


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