Former NYT Executive Editor Bill Keller visits Penn

The Daily Pennsylvanian
March 14, 2012

He'd been north to Russia and south to Johannesburg, and yesterday afternoon, the former executive editor of The New York Times added the Kelly Writers House to his checklist of destinations.

Bill Keller, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and current Op-Ed columnist for the Times, shared with students his experiences as both a writer and an editor, as well as his thoughts on the future of journalism. Al Filreis, Kelly Professor of English and Faculty Director of the Kelly Writers House, moderated Keller's talk.

"It's sometimes painful, and sometimes fun," Keller said about the art of writing, "but when you feel that you've got to write, there's just nothing quite as rewarding."

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