Edward Jones, editor of The Free Lance-Star, will serve as the moderator for the Fredericksburg Forum on Tuesday, March 11. The program, which will feature journalist Bob Woodward, will be held at 8 p.m. in George Washington Hall, Dodd Auditorium. The Fredericksburg Forum is a Centennial Founders Week event and tickets are required.
For the past 10 years, Jones has served as editor of The Free Lance-Star, where he oversees the 82-member newsroom. Since starting as an intern 43 years ago, Jones has been managing editor, editorial page editor, reporter, film critic and radio host. Jones is a former president of the Associated Press Managing Editors Association, the National Conference of Editorial Writers and the Virginia Press Association. He has served as a juror for the Pulitzer Prizes four times. He is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Virginia School of Law.
Woodward, who has won nearly every American journalism award, has worked for The Washington Post for more than 35 years. The Post won the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for his work with Carl Bernstein on the Watergate scandal. In 2002, Woodward was the main reporter for the Post’s articles about the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks that won the National Affairs Pulitzer Prize. In addition, Woodward won the Gerald R. Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency in 2003.
Woodward is the author or co-author of 11 national best-selling non-fiction books, more than any contemporary American writer. His most recent works include “State of Denial: Bush at War Part III,” “Plan of Attack” and “Bush at War.” Three of his books have been made intomovies, and “60 Minutes” has featured five of his books on the CBS network news show.
After graduating from Yale University in 1965, Woodward served five years as a communications officer in the U.S. Navy before starting his journalism career.
The Fredericksburg Forum is a community-sponsored program at the university that hosts nationally known speakers. General admission tickets are $30. To order tickets, call (540) 654-1055.