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Oct. 23: MPR Journalist to Give Mass Media Lecture

Event will take place in Ostrander Auditorium.

Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 10-17-2017

Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota Public Radio journalist Riham Feshir will give a presentation titled “Storytelling: From Print to Radio to Podcasts” Monday, Oct. 23 at 6 p.m. in Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Ostrander Auditorium, located on campus in Centennial Student Union.

Feshir’s presentation is free and open to the public.

Feshir was one of the creators of a Minnesota Public Radio podcast titled “74 Seconds,” which told the story of the July 2016 police shooting of Philando Castile in a Saint Paul, Minn., suburb. The podcast examined the legal nuances of the case and the stories of the individuals involved. In her presentation, Feshir will address how the MPR team brought the podcast to fruition and how they made a cohesive series out of a variety of episodes.

Feshir graduated from the University of Minnesota’s journalism program in 2008. From there, she worked at newspapers in greater Minnesota and the Twin Cities. She joined MPR three years ago and now reports on immigration issues in Minnesota.

For additional information, please contact Rachael Hanel, Minnesota State Mankato assistant professor in the Department of Mass Media, by phone at 507-389-1247 or by email at

The event is sponsored by University’s Department of Mass Media and is made possible through a grant from the Nadine B. Andreas Foundation.

The Department of Mass Media is hosting Feshir because of her experience with radio and podcasts. Her appearance aligns with the Mass Media Department’s mission to teach its students the most current ways in which to deliver information to the public.

Minnesota State Mankato’s Department of Mass Media is part of the University’s College of Arts & Humanities.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 14,712 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which comprises 31 state institutions.

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