St. Joseph’s College’s Department of Journalism and New Media Studies will welcome Roger D. Hodge, author of “Texas Blood: Seven Generations Among the Outlaws, Ranchers, Indians, Missionaries, Soldiers, and Smugglers of the Borderlands,” to discuss his latest book on Feb. 28 in the Tuohy Hall Student Lounge at 1 p.m.
“With Roger Hodge’s upcoming visit to SJC Brooklyn, we get the benefit of two perspectives: one as author and one at the forefront of journalism’s more adventurous publications,” said Michael Hanophy, Ph.D., interim executive dean at SJC Brooklyn, noting that Hodge is the deputy editor of the investigative online news magazine The Intercept. “From these talks, students will learn about the art of crafting a story and how new media channels are giving voice to a range of differing perspectives.”
Hodge will read excerpts from “Texas Blood,” a memoir chronicling his family’s seven generations of life residing on the border of Texas and Mexico, and how their experiences across the decades still bear relevance today. Following this, Hodge will speak to a class of journalism students about his role at The Intercept and how it is altering the landscape of journalism.
Hodge’s writings have appeared in many publications, including Texas Monthly, Oxford American, The New Republic, and Harper’s Magazine.
The reading is free and open to the public. For questions or more information, contact Mik Larson at 718.940.5310.