Award-winning journalist, Marina Walker Guevara, headlines 40th McGill lecture

A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who has managed the two largest collaborations in the history of journalism will give the 40th McGill lecture. Marina Walker Guevara, deputy director of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, will deliver “Trust, technology and teamwork can reveal a global truth” on Thursday, Nov. 8 at 4 p.m. in Studio 100.

Walker Guevara has managed the Panama Papers and the Paradise Papers, which involved hundreds of journalists and media partners using technology to unravel stories of public interest from terabytes of leaked financial data.  A John S. Knight fellow at Stanford University, her stories have been published in BBC, The Washington Post, Le Monde and other media worldwide. Her work has won and shared more than 40 national and internal awards including the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting.

Established in 1978, this UGA annual lecture has brought significant figures in journalism to address major issues impacting American journalism to honor Ralph McGill’s courage as an editor, with the goal of advancing journalistic courage.

The McGill lecture follows the annual McGill Symposium, which will be held earlier in the day. Now in its twelfth year, the McGill Symposium brings together students, faculty and leading journalists to consider what journalistic courage means and how it is exemplified by reporters and editors. Thirteen Grady College students were selected as McGill Fellows to participate in the event and will help select the eleventh recipient of the McGill Medal, honoring a U.S. journalist whose career has exemplified journalistic courage.

While the McGill lecture is open to the public, the McGill Symposium is not a public event. Limited seating is available to Grady students, faculty and members of the media.

The McGill Lecture is funded by the McGill Endowment Fund and is part of the University of Georgia’s 2018-19 Signature Lecture Series.

Date: October 2, 2018
Author:  Jessica Twine,
Contact:  Diane Murray,